[CentOS] CentOS proviiding additional services > was Setting up Tomcat

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Sat Oct 29 18:10:01 UTC 2005

On Sat, 2005-10-29 at 12:12, Collins Richey wrote:

> What I would recommend to assist those who love the CentOS stable base
> but want more than CentOS can (legally or otherwise) provide is to
> follow the documentation approach taken by Ubuntu.

What might make even more sense is to have scripted installs
included for all of the stuff that is really a free download
but must be pulled directly from the source site.  The
k12ltsp distro adds some of this with push-button icons
to install the MS web fonts, java, flash, acrobat reader,
realplayer, and their associated browser plugins, plus webmin.
Some are completely scripted, some drop you into the vendors 
click through agreement for the install.  The big advantage is
that the installers can be updated along with the rest of the
distro so aside from not having to wade through a dozen one-off
HOWTO's you don't have to deal with those instructions being out
of date and leading you astray, or accidentally working with
a different distro's HOWTO that won't work.

  Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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