Friday, January 07, 2005
Help! I'm drowning in a sea of control panels
I'm up to my eyeballs in control panels.
I'm going to have to create pseudonyms for these just to keep them straight while taking about them here.
The control panel we use here,
gone on and on about. “Project White Elephant” (which, as a pseudonym, is
really apt) uses
Blech which has the misfortune
of being available for both Unix and Windows.
I've just been insructed to install
Badminton on the
“Project White Elephant” systems. In addition to keeping
Blech on those system.
Yes, there is method to this madness, although the method itself is madness.
Blech supports Bind 9x. Only Bind 9x does
not (yet) support the
rrset-order option of Bind 8x. “Project
White Elephant” needs the
rrset-order option, so we need to
use Bind 8x, which
Blech currently doesn't support
Blech provides custom compiled versions of services, so of
course you can't just upgrade (or downgrade) independantly of the control
panel—sigh). But apparently there's no plan to convert entirely over to
Badminton (not to mention it would probably be a horribly
painful process) so for this one service, we're installing another
whole control panel on the systems.
Madness I say! Madness!
But then again, this is “Project White Elephant.”