[CentOS-docs] Contribution to wiki: nagios incompatibility with centos 5.2

JohnS jses27 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 19 17:16:38 UTC 2009

On Fri, 2009-09-18 at 11:13 +0200, Ralph Angenendt wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 8:34 AM, Christopher Chan
> <christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk> wrote:
> > Would this do as a rule?
> >
> > If it is something 'supported' as in one will answer questions on it if
> > it was asked on irc or the mailing list, then it can go on the wiki
> > (sendmail, apache, postfix, samba, whatever comes with the Centos
> > distro). If it won't be 'supported' then minimal documentation such as
> > how to install from rpmforge can go on the wiki.
> No, I don't think so. Because many things which *come* with CentOS
> just work. There are many other things people use on CentOS - and
> which come from repositories like rpmforge, atrpms, epel or elrepo
> which are more or less advertised on the CentOS wiki - where someone
> had trouble setting it up and wrote some document about it.
> I don't think that we need documentation on how to install something
> from one of those repos via yum. In my opinion this documentation
> should at least contain a useful basic configuration, which can get
> people going on CentOS. If there is a need for cookbook recipes which
> also can be found elsewhere I don't know, but don't think so. But at
> least links to those recipes should be there.
> > But before we go on, may I ask what is the purpose of the Centos Wiki?
> That is a good question. IM not so HO it should contain documentation
> which gets people going with things on CentOS. Which is a very broad
> view.
> Because people will *always* look for documentation on CentOS venues
> first before even thinking about going to the sendmail.org webpage,
> for example.

Sendmail.org that is a joke! Configure sendmail to be HIPPA Compliant
hehe... That should be on the wiki...

> That is one of the reasons why people like Distributions like Ubuntu,
> Arch and Gentoo - their documentation is rather extensive.
> Ralph
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