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Re: [K12OSN] more K12LTSP 3.0 testing



We have been using the 3.0 beta for some time now. :-)

We'll be happy to test the upgrade path from two versions back, and the
3.0 beta.

As a side note...

we have been installing apt and synaptic on all of our servers. Love it!

Garret

On Sun, 2002-12-01 at 21:32, Eric Harrison wrote:
> 
> Time for another round of "fight the font".  In this episode, we will be
> removing the ltsp_x_fonts package altogether and NFS mounting the server's
> font directories.
> 
> The only way I've found to make fonts work right, especially non-english
> fonts, is to include all fonts. That chews up too much disk space and is
> a maintenance nightmare.
> 
> Defaulting to USE_XFS = Y would do the trick, but only on very fast servers.
> XFS is not known for scaling well. XFS has the advantage that any font
> installed on the server is available to the terminals.
> 
> The middle ground is to have the diskless clients NFS mount the server's
> font directories. This has the same scalability as the old setup, the old
> setup had seperate fonts for the terminals but they still were accessed
> via NFS, and has the ease-of-management of using XFS.
> 
> Well, that's the theory anyways. Let's see how it works in practice...
> 
> In addition to the font changes, I've also included Mozilla 1.2, a newer
> version of apt, and synaptic (a gui frontend to apt). Note that Mozilla
> 1.2 is known to be broken, I'll update it to v1.2.1 when it is released.
> 
> updated packages:
> 
>   ftp://k12linux.mesd.k12.or.us/pub/devel/3.0/new/
> 
> full ISOs:
> 
>   ftp://k12linux.mesd.k12.or.us/pub/devel/3.0/
>   --or--
>   rsync -avP k12linux.mesd.k12.or.us::K12LTSP-beta/?.iso .
> 
> 
> -Eric
> 
> 
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