[Centos] And another....Webmin

Sat Dec 4 12:31:22 UTC 2004
Dag Wieers <dag at wieers.com>

On Fri, 3 Dec 2004, Cameron Showalter wrote:

> Joe Polk wrote:
> > Is anyone using Webmin with CentOS? I've always found it works very well
> > with
> > RHat Linux. I've not used RHEL so I'm not sure. I know on my SuSE server it
> > doesn't seem to work well and suspect there are some location problems.
> yes.  the default webmin rpm works well with the EL clones.   currently using
> it with a couple WBEL and centOS boxes.  webmin simply sees it as RHEL.

Beware that the official webmin packages are bad, bad, bad and ugly too. 
It's more like a tarball wrapped into a package and running an install 
script in the %post section.

Easy for supporting all RPM based distributions in one go, as you only 
need to make sure your script works in all cases, but bad from a packaging 

Now I have had some complaints from some webmin users that they basicly 
loose configuration files when they move to my package (and actually one 
of the developers complained too :)). But hey, I can't help if you have 
unmanaged files on your system because some package is badly designed.

Now, the webmin people know this and are working on new RPM packages that 
should fix this. But as long as they're offering the bad, bad, bad and 
ugly version I would advice to stay away from that one altogether.

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