Sunday, March 14, 2004

Differences between Redhat and Fedora

I've just found the following differences, between my Redhat and Fedora machines. I'm sure there are more, which I'll post as I find them.

1/ Network config files (ifcfg-eth0, ifcfg-eth1) have moved. On RH they can be found under /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices but on Fedora htey are under /etc/sysconfig/metworking/network-scripts.

This is a bit confusing as it now mixes scripts with config data. I think I prefered the old (RH) way.

2/ DHCP Information about the process id and leases for DHCP used to be stored in /etc/dhcpcd/ and /etc/dhcpcd/

These files ave been replaced in Fedora with /var/run/ and /var/lib/dhcp/dhclient-eth0.leases.

This change makes a lot of sense as the data is'nt really configuration related (which the /etc directory is used for) but is specific to the running machine.