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[openFate 305144] [Feature-request] Yast as a Linux learning tool
  • From: fate_noreply@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2008 01:45:34 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <feature-305144-3@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Feature changed by: Matthias Eckermann <mge@xxxxxxxxxx>
Feature #305144, revision 3
Title: [Feature-request] Yast as a Linux learning tool

openSUSE-11.1: New
Requester: Desirable

+ openSUSE-11.2: New
+ Priority
+ Requester: Desirable

+ SLED-11-SP1: New
+ Priority
+ Requester: Important

+ SLES-11-SP1: New
+ Priority
+ Requester: Important

Requested by: Alexey Eremenko <al4321@xxxxxxxxx>
+ Requested by: Matthias Eckermann <mge@xxxxxxxxxx>
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 commands.
-- -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.

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