Red Hat Releases RHEL 4 Public Beta
Posted Sep 30, 2004 10:20 UTC (Thu) by tzafrir
Parent article: Red Hat Releases RHEL 4 Public Beta
A couple of questions, if I may:
I recently tried installing Centos 3.3 (a RHEL 3 recompiled clone). The installer made a silly mistake with the X configuration and X refused to load: simply got stuck, getting 100% CPU. I eventually got over the problem (by a small manual edit to XF86Config), bvut on my way there discovered that:
* redhat-config-xfree requires an X server to run(!)
* X -configure did not give a working configuration.
* A text-based Xconfigurator was not around anymore.
* xf86cfg was not part of default installation, if at all present.
So for a non-guru user the system would have been inconfigurable without
a heavenly intervention to fix X. All of the redhat-config-* require X. Contrast that with YaST that runs well in a terminal.
Are there any improvements in that front?
CVS vs. Subversion:
I know that CVS is a dead end and considered a security hole. But can subversion replace it as a simple and srtaight-forward version-control system that is not a hassle to set up and uses existing file-system permissions? Is the cvs "client" still present? (the "client" can actually function as the server)
uw-imap vs. cyrus:
wu-imap is very easy to set up. It fits well to a scenario where users have their own home directories. Cyrus is built for a scenario where the users are mail-only users and you want to avoid escalating their priviliges furtrher. So why *replace* wu-imapd with cyrus? they serve different goals. It may make sense to replace uw-imapd with dovecot or a preperly configured courier-imapd.
is lvm1 still there for backward compatiility? What happens when you install it on a system with LVM1 volumes?
Does it default to install LVM, like FC3?
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