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Are there some tools for fedora admins ?

asked 2014-04-07 04:19:22 -0500

Daniel01 gravatar image

On opensuse there is a tool called yast that allow central administration but that in only for Suse, how do Fedora admnis take care of theyr systems are there some tools for Fedora as well ?

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answered 2014-04-07 05:15:58 -0500

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You can install some admin tools:

yum install system-config-*

There are others, of course - some that are not specific to Fedora. If you use a package manager, you might find a whole section devoted to them (depends on your package manager, of course).

YAST, IIRC, always came with its own issues - the biggest being that it didn't update the real config directly, but stored settings in an intermediate file and recreated the whole config each time you changed anything. That was great unless you came from another distribution and knew what you were doing so made config changes yourself... then got them overwritten by the poor YAST tool. It was the biggest single factor that -really- annoyed me about any Linux distribution. I've not touched SuSE since.

Central admin tools are great, but understanding the configurations that they write can really help you - knowing how to do stuff longhand with vim will make you more powerful at the Linux keyboard.

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thanks, I agree with you and I was wondering if you can recomand me a book or something to learn to manipulate this configuration files, I am not new to linux so I am familirar with some terms and utilites but ovies I not yet an admin.

Daniel01 gravatar imageDaniel01 ( 2014-04-07 08:03:08 -0500 )edit

There's nothing specific I can recommend. There is an -awful- lot of support out there in different guises. The way I learned stuff was by setting up specific systems and services. There is no 'generic' way of configuring things, just the settings files in /etc. The best way for you to learn is to set up your own services and go through the pain, asking questions here and using your favourite search engine to resolve issues.

cobra gravatar imagecobra ( 2014-04-07 09:34:23 -0500 )edit

Start reading at !

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2014-04-07 14:56:36 -0500 )edit

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