N.B. Gave up on this – taking too much time and effort for something that would require some command line admin anyway – such as the mailer configuration. Will go back to purely standard setup on Debian like existing servers.
To get network going edit ifcfg-eth0 in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/
Need to use vi for this – minimal install doesn’t have anything else.
DEVICE="eth0" NM_CONTROLLED=no ONBOOT=yes HWADDR=6E:89:F7:F2:8B:47 TYPE=Ethernet BOOTPROTO=none IPADDR=22.214.171.124 NETMASK=255.255.255.0 GATEWAY=126.96.36.199 DNS1=188.8.131.52 DNS2=184.108.40.206 DNS3=220.127.116.11 DOMAIN=physics.gla.ac.uk IPV6INIT=no NAME="System eth0" UUID=5fb06bd0-0bb0-7ffb-45f1-d6edd65f3e03
The UUID here was put in by the GUI network setup, as was some of the other stuff. The Minimum required is IPADDR, BOOTPROTO (maybe?), NETMASK, GATEWAY, DNS1(2,3,etc).
To edit file with vi:
vi filename i (insert mode) ESC (command mode) 😡 (Exit, saving changes) :q! (Exit and ignore any changes)
vi cheat sheet at http://www.lagmonster.org/docs/vi.html
Enable network with
service network start
/etc/yum/conf to include the line
yum update to update system. Then use
yum install packagename to install other stuff, like nano, ntp etc.
Install sudo. seems to want it.
Install system-config-firewall-tui using yum and run it.
yum install java-1.6.0-openjdk
Set environment variable by creating a file in
(if the install worked properly /usr/lib/jvm/jre should be a symlink to
/etc/alternatives/jre which in turn should link to the actual jre, e.g.
Python should be installed. Apparently need to install python-ldap though.
Create user with:
useradd username -p password