Infrastructure Linux News for Apr 28, 2001
AboutLinux.com: Mandrake 8.0: Running Apache/SSL/PHP/PostgreSQL (Apr 28, 2001, 23:59)
"I hope this article saves you a few minutes in getting your
configuration running! Experienced Linux users would not have
trouble getting around any of the annoyances above, but a new user
fresh from the Windows world (welcome!) would probably have
indulged in some serious head scratching."
O'ReillyNet: The ROCK Linux Philosophy
(Apr 28, 2001, 23:18)
"ROCK Linux aims to be admin-friendly. There is no YaST,
Linuxconf, or Control-Panel. Configuration is done where it has to
be done: in the config files. A configuration tool has to help an
administrator -- not replace him (I don't think that it's possible
to replace an administrator with a config tool.)."
Linux.ie: Installing Mandrake 8.0 (Apr 28, 2001, 19:22)
Here's another short article about installing Mandrake's latest
reporting a relatively smooth installation (he encountered a single
problem with DiskDrak).
NorthernJourney.com: Linux for Newbies pt. 22: Installing Packages from Source (Apr 28, 2001, 18:00)
"Rolling your own" software was once the main way to add new
programs and packages to a Linux system. Grab a tarball, untar it,
configure, compile and install. This is the "classic" way to add
new stuff to a system and there are times, as we'll see in this
installment, when it's still the best."
PineHead.com: How to add an extra hard drive in linux (Apr 28, 2001, 15:00)
"Do the physical install. If you don't know how to do this then
I suggest buying a Mac, or perhaps even an etch-e-sketch." If
you're looking for a quick guide you can print out to step you
through the process of adding a new hard drive and creating
partitions for it, this will do.
PCTalk.org: Linux Mandrake 8.0 review and installation guide (Apr 28, 2001, 14:00)
PCTalk's provided a combination review and install guide of
Linux-Mandrake 8.0 that takes users on a walking tour of installing
Mandrake's latest release and provides some guidance on
install-time configuration options and basic setup.
IBM developerWorks: Inside Samba 2.2 - New, improved, and enterprise-ready (Apr 28, 2001, 13:00)
"In this article, Daniel Robbins explains how Samba 2.2 improves
on the already-excellent Samba 2.0.8 to create an incredibly
powerful enterprise-ready Unix/Windows integration solution. The
new Samba 2.2 offers a host of new improvements, including Windows
2000 client and Windows NT domain controller support, to name just