DPKG vs. RPM in LPIC 101 exam
Jacob Robert Wilkins
jrw at nplus1.net
Wed Oct 22 21:32:11 EDT 2003
On Wed, Oct 22, 2003 at 09:08:38PM -0400, Evan Leibovitch wrote:
> Jacob Robert Wilkins wrote:
> And LPI doesn't test them. We follow the LSB base, which doesn't include
> distro-specific tools. This is by design.
The LSB doesn't specify a way for a network interface to be configured,
thats a pretty distribution specific task. But, you are telling me that
someone could get an LPI certification with out knowing how to
reconfigure a NIC? I think it refelects poorly on the LPI that a
certified individual could be hired that would be lost when told to
"reconfigure eth0 on that box to use dhcp"...
> Yes. There has been a UnitedLinux certification under development, that
> would cover the distro-specific elements that are shared by SuSE, Conectiva
> and TurboLinux. Given issues with SCO, the exam probably not be called
> "UnitedLinux" but it is still being created and will likely be introduced
> within the next few months.
> LPI is assisting and advising SuSE, Conectiva and TurboLinux in the
> development of this certification (whatever it is called) and we may be
> involved in its delivery as a contractor. But the program itself is the
> property of, and its policies determined by, the three distributions.
This is cool.
I think a single distro specifc test on top of the LPI is great idea all
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