Odp: Re: How it works
gcarter at valinux.com
Fri Mar 2 22:07:15 GMT 2001
I'm guessing you meant to copy the samba list
with this reply so I am copying it there to get
you some more help.
On Fri, 02 Mar 2001 03:57:30 Lech Pankowski wrote:
> Sorry if you found my questions a bit too loud :-).
> Using capital letters I tried to express all my frustrations.
> I am a novice in the Linux world and trying to learn it
> I gathered many papers and a few books.
No problem. Just usually doesn't help to be frustrated
with people who haven't done aything to be frustrated
> everything is described as simple, almost banal:
> - kernel recompilation? - not a problem
> - Samba? - the easiest thing in the world
> - network printing? - here you are, and so on.
> So I try to do it and i t d o e s n o t w o r k
There is a stepp learning curve, but it does level off.
> Of course it does not work because I probably make
> a mistake somewhere, or don't do everything that is
> needed, but the question is how to correct it.
> Usually all the explanations are in the form: "do
> this or that", but no-one states w h y this or that
> should be done or cares to overview the whole process at
> the very beginning to make it fully understandable. So
> the question: "How it works" or maybe "How does it work"
> (by the way, are both of these forms grammatically correct??)
> is of the most importance for me.
> As you can easily guess, I am not prepared to read
> the source code or trace shell scripts.
Ah...but this is the best documentation you can find :-)
Just kidding. I understand.
> What I usually look for is a brief but detailed description
> how sth is performed in Linux in the form: action-effect.
> Maybe it doesn't explain everything what I mean, but I
> wouldn't like my letter be too long.
I understand what you are looking for. I can offer
you this advice. The best way to get help from a
mailing list is to be specific with the statement of
> Unfortunately my problems or doubts are not only with
> Samba so, by the way, I would like to ask about mailing
> list(s) intended for the beginners, but being visited by
> Linux experts ready to help. Anyone who knows sth. about
> that is kindly asked to drop me a line.
Anyone know of a good mailing, IRC channel, etc...
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