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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


You know, I've actually wondered that sometimes myself.  I have a remote
shell account on a friends Linux box that is very handy sometimes.  Now
I use X-Window over ssh to get to it.  He hasn't updated Mozilla for a
WHILE.  It was convient for me to download and set up the newer version
for myself in my home directory for my own use till he gets around to
updating it.

So, from a general system point, I suspose it would be better to
'upgrade' the package for 'all users' even if you are the only one.  You
never know when you are going to have company and want to setup an
account for them to browse the web and get their email and such.

Then again, this is only an observation.  I don't admin Linux systems in
a work envirnment.


-----Original Message-----
From: vox-admin@lists.lugod.org [mailto:vox-admin@lists.lugod.org] On
Behalf Of nbs
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2002 10:21 AM
To: vox@lists.lugod.org
Subject: 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
> version of Mozilla as root or in my user account only?  ...And so on.
> Since the only background I have that even remotely resembles system
> administration is in Windows, I don't have much experience maintaining
> Linux box.  What are some good resources for learning the more
> philosophical, aesthetic, and ethical issues of maintaining a *nix

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


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