[CentOS-docs] General FAQ addition

Thu Mar 4 13:03:25 UTC 2010
Ralph Angenendt <ralph.angenendt at gmail.com>

On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 11:38 AM, Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org> wrote:
> On 03/03/2010 09:23 PM, R P Herrold wrote:
>> [herrold at centos-5 ~]$ rpm -qi sos
>> Name        : sos
> the only issue with sos ( son of sysreport! ) is that it provides a lot
> of info, including many things that people would consider 'sensitive' in
> security and privacy terms. Not sure if I'd want to give anyone I didnt
> implicitly trust ( eg. with a user account on the system ) the complete
> output from sos on any of my machines. [1]

And it puts the information into a tar.bz2 file which in the case of
*only* gathering networking information contains 109 files, while the
scripts which Phil put up on the wiki end up with the information in
one easily pastable file.

And that is what those scripts are thought for. Tell someone on the
mailing list or on the forums or on IRC to run of those and paste the
output into a pastebin.

So saying "this is duplicated effort, use sosreport" is not a real
solution to the problem Phil tried to solve here.

sosreport is just unusable for that.