[CentOS] From Networkmanager to self managed configuration files

Thu Mar 9 09:28:02 UTC 2017
John Hodrien <J.H.Hodrien at leeds.ac.uk>

On Thu, 9 Mar 2017, isdtor wrote:

> Did I see an implicit "do as Red Hat says or else" there somewhere? Not
> appropriate. Linux is not Windows (yet). In the heat of the moment it may
> easily be forgotton that Linux is all about choice. We choose to run CentOS,
> and we choose to run it the way we see fit. We appreciate the efforts that
> go into the *Community* *Enterprise* OS, and if you have dealt with buggy
> crap like Ubuntu or Fedora, you appreciate it even more. This does not imply
> deference to upstream.
> That statement about "effectively [running] your own Linux distribution" is
> scaremongering, at best. If there's one thing I've learned on this list,
> it's realizing how many use cases, scenarios and solutions there are that
> can make approaching the topic at hand without prejudice challenging at
> times.

I'll obviously argue I wasn't scaremongering.  You can start with CentOS, and
do anything you like with it, and as I've said, you're absolutely free to do
that.  But at some point, you have to accept that what you've got left isn't
CentOS.  If you don't use what the distribution provides, what you're doing
isn't the distribution.  Given you're getting no formal support on this, that
possibly means little to you, but don't be surprised by the community backing
away from providing unofficial support to something that's no longer CentOS.

You see this sort of thing in a more extreme way with things like cPanel.