linuxconf 1.24r6 changes log

linuxconf 1.24r6 changes log

previous versions: 1.24r5
Change log index

Enhancements

Helper utilities to restart services

The program /usr/lib/linuxconf/lib/sendmail-check and samba-check has been written. They should be used in system init script to make them reliable. Currently, if you do some changes in sendmail configuration or samba, Linuxconf can't tell reliably if those services have to be restarted or not (wasting time of the admin).

I have written to FAQ entry to explain how they should be installed. Check out http://www.solucorp.qc.ca./howto.hc?projet=linuxconf&id=48
and
http://www.solucorp.qc.ca./howto.hc?projet=linuxconf&id=47

inuxconf --silent

This new command line option turn off the various report sent on the screen when Linuxconf executes a command. You use it like other UI option (before all other).

Module status: process tree

The processes are now presented with a pstree like look in GUI mode. In the other UI mode, the output of the pstree command is used. In GUI the tree is interactive and you can send various signal to the processes. Also, you can get package information about a given process. So if you wonder what is this xxx process running, you can get the information right from here, kill it and then un-install the package, all from a central place. This is using inter-module communication obviously :-)