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Re: SEUL: Distrib: Some thought

On Tue, 27 May 1997, Micah Yoder wrote:

> Johan Grape wrote:
> > But your idea is basically sound, I just wonder whether we couldn't
> > take a reverse approach - have a tool that *collects* all the config
> > info.  A single file, and a solid tool that manipulates and updates
> > sections and distributes the configuration into the right files.
> > This way we could even add context sensitive help, and it would
> > direct the user to the manipulated files for various parts of the
> > system.  It would be an exceptional educational tool too.
> Yes, I like that idea.  Have a "control panel" type thing that knows
> about the various configuration files and how to update them.  And allow
> the user easy options for backing them up and copying configurations to
> other computers, things like that.

Make it run in text mode as well as X11, unlike RedHat's control-panel. It
should also be able to understand hand-edited files.

Being able to back up configuration files is possibly the best idea for SEUL
so far.

Thomas Molesworth            (thomas@bass.almac.co.uk)

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