webTechniques: There's a Bug in my Guinness [Red Hat Linux 7.0 Review]
Dec 24, 2000, 13:20 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephanos Gosling)
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"About seven months after the release of Red Hat Linux 6.2,
October brought the release of Red Hat Linux 7.0 (named Guinness).
There were many new features with this release, especially for the
desktop user, but how had the product improved on the server side?
Note that in the server installation there's no X, no sound, and a
lot of the refinements that are so nice in a desktop environment
"On boot, Guinness comes up much like 6.2. There are some
welcome changes, like a 2.2.16-based kernel rather than the older
2.2.14. Once you're in the system, batten down the hatches. A quick
look at /etc/rc.d/rc3.d/ told me that a few risky or unnecessary
services had been started. I can't fathom why PCMCIA services start
under the default server config."
"The worst offender is rhnsd-Red Hat's Network Service
Daemon-the remote update utility that contains an embarrassing bug.
A full bug report is available at
www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHBA-2000-081-05.html. While rhnsd is
a nice idea for the uneducated user, it will repulse live-server
system administrators in much the same way Windows Update upsets
- FreeOS.com: Red Hat 7 installation guide(Dec 15, 2000)
- Linus Weighs in on Red Hat 7 Compiler Issues(Dec 14, 2000)
- LinuxWorld.com.au: A consumers' guide to Red Hat 7.0(Nov 02, 2000)
- Linux.com: Installing Red Hat 7(Oct 31, 2000)
- Linux Orbit: Red Hat 7 Review(Oct 23, 2000)
- ZDNet: A question of leadership - Red Hat 7 lays the path, but who will follow?(Oct 11, 2000)
- eWeek: Evolution, not revolution -- Red Hat 7 Review(Oct 09, 2000)
- Duke of URL: The Big Red Hat [Review of Red Hat 7.0](Sep 30, 2000)
- MaximumLinux.com: Big Changes in Red Hat 7.0(Sep 21, 2000)