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Re: [vox] Zen and the Art of System Maintenance
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Re: [vox] Zen and the Art of System Maintenance



On Fri, Mar 22, 2002 at 07:47:27AM -0800, Richard S. Crawford wrote:
> I'm beginning to see that maintaining a Linux box, even if it's just a 
> single-user environment, is as much an issue of philosophy as it is 
> technical.  Where do I install new applications?  Should I install this 
> version of Mozilla as root or in my user account only?  ...And so on.

Hehe:

  rpm -i foo.rpm

or:

  apt-get install foo

or:

  tar -xzf foo.tar.gz
  cd foo
  ./configure
  make
  make install


and Let The Magic Happen(tm).  ;)


> Since the only background I have that even remotely resembles system 
> administration is in Windows, I don't have much experience maintaining a 
> Linux box.  What are some good resources for learning the more ethereal 
> philosophical, aesthetic, and ethical issues of maintaining a *nix system?

Hopefully someone will actually answer your question?
Where'd Mike Egan wander off to? :)

-bill!
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