Raman.P wrote on Sat, Feb 21, 2004 at 06:36:00AM +0000:
| suppose I want to learn both what else to do.
| I feel installing should be different from running/using.
I think its pretty complicated to let someone instal it and yet not
run it by default to do it without breaking the debian-way of doing
things. For example, exim does not run in standalone mode in
Debian. It uses inetd. So if you want to "disable" exim and install
sendmail for learning, you will have to make sure all the places that
affect exim are checked (/etc/init.d, inetd, etc.,.).
Redhat and such distros have their way of doing things - they probably
have a config outside the etc system (or maybe in /etc/redhat or
somesuch) and require you to use redhat tools to switch between
sendmail and exim. So these tools might be doing all the dirty work
for you. But I haven't worked on redhat for long. I cannot comment
much. The last time I used redhat, it let me happily install wuftpd
and proftpd without mentioning even a word of warning.
| The average women's thighs are one and a half times larger in circumference
| than the average man's.