[CentOS] plan of action?

Todd Cary todd at aristesoftware.com
Fri Sep 16 14:50:31 UTC 2005

Let me start by saying that this forum has been extremely helpful for 
me.  I am not sure where I would place myself as far as Linux 
experience/qualifications, since I believe there are many like me out 
there (or maybe I am hoping there are) that do not exactly fit into the 
routine beginner, intermediate or expert classes.  Over the last 30 
years I have been writing DBMS applications that manage 60-70% of the 
national class action lawsuits, and being a DBMS oriented programmer, 
does not out of necessity, expose me to what's under the hood.  My 
concern is that the OS works.

So, every few years I reinstall an upgraded OS for my Windows server and 
my Linux servers in my home office.  Then I just let them run.  For 
Linux, many questions arise that underlines something I have learned 
over the years:  Linux administrators need to understand computers in 
general and the OS in particular at a very detailed level.  Not as true 
for Windows administrators.  I tried by taking a course on Linux admin 
at a local JC, but only had reinforced how much there is to know and how 
I respect those that administer Linux systems.

The result is that I try to get the nswers from the many Linux books I 
have, but asking those of you that have contact daily with Linux more 
times than not gives me salient answers to my questions.

All I can say is a BIG THANK YOU for your patience and willingness to 
help.  And maybe an apology is needed for asking about YUM, but I just 
wanted to know (briefly) why some of the Linux Admins do not like it 
(for me, it is just great).  After a few replies the question was 
adequately answered...for me, it did not take the remainder of replies.


Robert wrote:

>can someone(s) in authority please come up with a plan(s) of action in
>regards to this list medium?
>unfortunately this list has pretty much reached the point of no return and
>has become virtually useless.
> - rh
>Robert - Abba Communications
>Computers & Internet Sales/Service 
>CentOS mailing list
>CentOS at centos.org

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