[olug] is it just me?

Adam Lassek adam.lassek at gmail.com
Sat Sep 24 00:24:44 UTC 2005

The thing about YaST that has always rubbed me the wrong way was that
you had to use it, because if you didn't it would erase your settings
next time you did. You should never have to fight with your
configuration utility. I like utilities that are useful but don't
force you to use them.

On 9/23/05, Dave Hull <dphull at insipid.com> wrote:
> Quoting Neal Rauhauser <neal at lists.rauhauser.net>:
> > I've got SuSe 9.2 on my laptop and more and more I'm feeling like its
> > just a fancy skin over a Microsoft product.
> [Remainder snipped for brevity]
> It's not just you. I had been admining a dozen Red Hat boxes before
> coming into
> my current job where it's a Suse shop. When I came on board, everyone was
> preaching the virtues of Yast and how easy it makes everything. It is good for
> some things, but it's not a transparent as it could be.
> I still prefer doing most things from the command line. Yast feels like a
> violation of the "Unix way" (i.e. simple tools doing simple things well with
> the ability to tie multiple tools together via scripting and pipes to
> accomplish difficult tasks).
> --
> Dave Hull
> http://insipid.com
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