Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 15th Jan 2005 02:09 UTC, submitted by Paul Best
Slackware, Slax On a recent IRC discussion Pat discussed Slackware's future and the restructuring that will happen for Slackware 11. Regarding the removal of Gnome from Slackware, he said: "GNOME is not easy to build into packages, lacks decent documentation to build, and requires many undocumented system changes for things to work 100%".
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RE: "LDAP also sucks" ???
by Marcus Moeller on Sun 16th Jan 2005 08:19 UTC

Anonymous wrote: "No, I don't think so. In big corporate network infrastructure, LDAP is like heaven.

So I can't understand what Pat says about LDAP.

How would he administrate a big network with different clients and servers?

Sorry, not everyone can use Linux/NIS/NFS

PS: btw, postfix (+spamassassin) should be in Slack 11.0 as an option (or to replace) sendmail2"

I Totally agree. LDAP and PAM is a must if you want to keep on the track. F.e. the upcoming samba release (4.x) will make use LDAP AND PAM (there is nothing bad about PAM. Once more: A Linux distribution without PAM is NOT better!!! PV only does not integrate it because he finds it too difficult!)

Otherwise a real Active Directory support will be impossible. Then PV could also drop the samba package.

As Mailserver I also prefer Postfix as its much easier to handle. Other distributions like SuSE already replaced the old sendmail dino - so why not Slackware. PV always talked about simplicity: sendmail is NOT simple.

I hope to see these features in the upcoming release.

Best Regards
Marcus