[CentOS] looking for cool, post-install things to do on a centos 5.5 system

Scott Robbins scottro at nyc.rr.com
Fri Sep 17 16:01:55 EDT 2010


On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 03:34:58PM -0400, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> Scott Robbins wrote:

> >
> > Heh--well, since I've written my own page on it, it's gotten better. RH
> > didn't help by making some undocumented changes, but once again, the
> > CentOS folks got it documented.
> 
> I did have some notes, but dunno if I ever emailed 'em to myself from my
> job in '06, but though it took me about a month, I managed to get it up,
> with the help of a dozen or so links, after wading through dozens of
> links, and lots of folks begging for help (and not getting any), and *way*
> outdated stuff....
> >

That's basically what I did--wrote up my notes and put up the page that
I wished I'd had when first trying to wrap my head around it.  Like many
opensource things, it's not as hard as it seems, once you realize how
it's done. 


> > (Although the part about LDAP documentation is not trolling, I think
> > it's pretty much an accepted thing.  The Active Directory part was, of
> > course, a troll.)
> 
> And their utterly inadequate tools.

LDAP's, or AD's?  Our Windows admin teaches mixed martial arts as a
sideline, so I don't argue too much with him.  :)

All kidding aside, to the OP, though it's not a cool thing--it's one of
the crummy things in many cases--finding docs to supplement the often
inadequate official documentation is pretty durn important. 


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