[CentOS] RHEL changes

Fri Jan 22 17:54:14 UTC 2021
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

On 1/22/21 11:42 AM, Nicolas Kovacs wrote:
> Le 22/01/2021 à 18:04, Valeri Galtsev a écrit :
>> I tried SUSE maybe 2-3 years later than you (around 2003). The first thing I
>> disliked was: they have yast on top of standard configurations. First of
>> all, it is quite unpleasant to deal with: infinitely long single file
>> containing all configs. Next, you change one single thing, and yast to
>> enable your change touches all config files. Some time after you made some
>> change you discover something (unrelated) doesn’t work anymore, and you can
>> not use timestamps to investigate when bad change happened and how. I was
>> joking about SUSE with my German friends: how come German tool is named as
>> abbreviation of English (yet another system tool), not German?
> All the hardcore distribution users out there (Slackware, Arch, Gentoo, Crux,
> FreeBSD) like to make fun of YaST.

Never heard FreeBSD folks making fun of anybody else, including SUSE. 
And I'm on their lists for very long time. I would say they are the most 
generous, considerate, and forgiving folk of all technical lists I have 
been on.


> Ever tried to connect any Linux or BSD desktop to an LDAPS server running Red
> Hat Directory Server for authentication?
> With YaST it's done in less than 30 seconds in half a dozen mouse clicks, and
> it JustWorks(tm).
> I know because I'm using it in our local school.
> Now try and do the same thing on Debian, FreeBSD, Slackware or one of the
> *buntus. You'll get a vague idea of what hell looks like.
> :o)

Valeri Galtsev
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
Phone: 773-702-4247