Server GUI Configuration Tools

Krzysztof Lichota krzysiek at
Mon Oct 23 23:05:57 BST 2006

George Farris napisał(a):
> This is a good idea, however, I would really like to see a
> curses/console front end as well.  There are many times one has to do
> something fairly simple but too many steps via the command line.
> Also, one may not always have a computer around to configure the server,
> standing in a server room for example.  Console tools have ALWAYS been a
> life saver when dealing with servers and I highly recommend Ubuntu
> doesn't leave that out.  Even a simple task as creating a user is much
> easy in a curses form than trying to remember all the command line
> switches to adduser.  Safer too, get it right once and don't worry about
> it again.  Ssh is just way to handy, add a bit of sugar to the console
> tools even as a backup.

I couldn't agree more. That's why I have always admired Yast - it
provides both GUI and console frontend.
Yast source is published, maybe it could be adapted to Ubuntu? I have
heard some project (Yast4Debian) has been started.

	Krzysztof Lichota

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