September 28, 2003

Trying it yet again

This weekend I'm trying, again, to get moved over to the new server. This weekend it's going better than last time--at least now I can get to both virtual hosts on the webserver properly, and mailman seems to be working. I've not yet tested to see if some of the other stuff works out right, as my next task is to bring over userdirs and the mail spools. (Kinda tough to test MovableType without my public_html there...) With any luck, and will have a new facing machine that doesn't have too much wrong with it. I admit, I'll be happy if mail and web works, and I patch up the rest later. (I'm pretty sure FTP works, though)

Having done all this, I've been forcibly reminded, again, how many different ways there are to set up a damn Unix system. (I know, I know, "Linux", or, since it's Debian, "GNU/Linux". Whatever. Walk like a duck, quack like a duck...) The current system throws startup stuff in /etc/rc.d, the new one's just /etc. And don't get me started on all the "helpful" stuff that the nice Debian folks have done for me. As far as I can tell, none of the packages I've installed have gone anywhere near where the docs for the packages suggest. (Maybe it's just mailman and qmail where that's the case. Maybe not...) I'm fully expecting this to bite me in the future.

Computers. Feh. I hope I don't have to deal with this nonsense for another few years once this is done.

Posted by Dan at September 28, 2003 04:54 PM | TrackBack (0)