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[openFate 305144] [Feature-request] Yast as a Linux learning tool
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  • Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2008 15:18:11 +0200 (CEST)
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Feature added by: Arvin Schnell <aschnell@xxxxxxxxxx>

Feature #305144, revision 1, last change by
Title: [Feature-request] Yast as a Linux learning tool

openSUSE-11.1: New
Requester: Desirable

Requested by: Alexey Eremenko <al4321@xxxxxxxxx>
Partner organization:

Hi All !

I Have very good new idea: converting Yast into a Linux learning tool.

This is very simple to achieve: Yast must show the commands it executes and
files it modifies, in a nice GUI dialog.

It will allow all kinds of Linux users understand how things really work.
Enable learn new things or remind how old-but-forgotten things work for
seasoned people.

Great, isn't it ?

P.S. Jay Vollmer recommends, that among the commands that Yast shows as it
executing, it should also recommend "man pages" for the relevant underlying

-- -Alexey Eromenko "Technologov", 29.jul.2008.


#1: Alexey Eremenko <al4321@xxxxxxxxx> (2008-07-29 12:09:11)
Rajko M. wrote:

If one wants to see what is gong on in background, than look at logs in
realtime. There is console (Konsole) and command tail. Run as root:

tail -f /var/log/YaST2/y2log

and then start YaST and play with.

-- -Alexey Eromenko "Technologov", 29.jul.2008.

#2: Jerry Houston <jerry.houston@xxxxxxxxxxx> (2008-07-29 15:41:34)
Sounds like a great way for new users to learn more about what's under the
hood. Or, what's under the bonnet, for the Brits.

#3: Cyril Hrubis <chrubis@xxxxxxxxxx> (2008-07-31 07:11:21)
Moving to maintainers to decide.

openSUSE Feature:

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