[ubuntu-uk] webmin, was Ubuntu RAID Management
Ammonius.Grammaticus at googlemail.com
Sat Aug 23 21:40:33 BST 2008
Johnathon Tinsley wrote:
> Its absence is deliberate, and its not licensing related. Webmin plays
> with the config files of programs it alters in nasty ways. I don't know
> the specifics, but both Ubuntu & Debian refuse to package it.
Mmm... Are you sure? I'd be grateful if you could suggest where I might
find out more.
You see, I came across a similar criticism in a comment on an article:
"When it edits a config file, it erases most or all of the original
file, including helpful comments, and leaves you with a list of
properties. If you want to use webmin _exclusively_, then this is fine,
but if you ever want to manually change your config again, forget it."
However, a later commentator replied, "I am an experienced sysadmin, and
I've been using Webmin for a few years now. I am comfortable with both,
editing the config files or just using the Webmin interface... Webmin
does not erase comments from config files, as mentioned before on this
post list. Believe me, I've used it for years. Now, if you use the SWAT
interface for the SAMBA server through Webmin, then SWAT does erase
comments from the config file. Then again, SWAT is it's own web inteface
and Webmin has no control over it. Maybe that's what happened to that
Any clarification would help.
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