[Ilugc] Debian installation
- From: linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Suresh Ramasubramanian)
- Date: Sat, 29 May 2004 15:32:51 +0530
Suriya Narayanan M S wrote:
Could you give an example? What has debconf got to do with the location
of config files? And what is a tarball? I have no reason to know what it
debconf will typically split a single monolithic config file into a
whole lot of config files which are then called / included.
is. I only need to know about packages. If I want vim, I do "sudo apt-get
install vim". If there are any differences in the location of files,
/usr/share/doc/*/README* would contain the info.
ok - you do that on a system that you have to get up and running, and
then install / configure critical software on. if you have enough time
to learn it, and then to work your way around a maze of configuration
files that are completely different from the standard files in a tarball
install, then fine.
a tarball is simply a tar.gz / tar.bz2 of something - in this case,
source code direct from the software author's site, rather than packaged
by someone (say the maintainer of that package for the debian project)
2. running daemons from inetdSo what?
See my reply to Prabhu. Two words will do - "bad idea"
stable has a long release cycle. But it is not so in the case of
testing/unstable. I was running a mailserver (serving around 400 people)
for a year, and I just used postfix in a stable version. I didn't have
to know what version I was running.
that will ultimately come to bite you whether you run a mailserver for
four people, four hundred or for nearly forty million.
"scared of compiling their own code instead of hunting for debian
packages for it" --- ???
Is that what you meant? I am scared of compiling my own code. So I use
the debian packages for it. Mostly I don't need to hunt. I just do an
"apt-cache search" and I have not faced any problems till date.
I dont mean home users, though they shouldn't shrink from doing
something that is quite often as simple as ./configure, make, make
install ... I mean server admins, who should know to install something
and then to tune / tweak it to meet their needs.
linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Suresh Ramasubramanian)
jaharkes@ravel:/usr/src$ mv linux Gnu/Linux
mv: cannot move `linux' to `Gnu/Linux': No such file or directory
jaharkes @ cs.cmu.edu in reply to RMS on linux.kernel
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