[K12OSN] K12LTSP 4.2.0 officially released

Eric Harrison eharrison at mail.mesd.k12.or.us
Fri Dec 24 03:48:17 UTC 2004

Still looking for the perfect Christmas gift for the Spouse?
K12LTSP 4.2.0 is now available for all of your gift-giving needs!

It slices, it dices. And when you are finished, it makes great
drink coasters! The ultimate stocking-stuffer! Hurry while
supplies last!

Get yours today at:


 	rsync -Pav k12linux.mesd.k12.or.us::K12LTSP/ .

Central US:



 	rsync -Pav gd.tuwien.ac.at::linux/k12ltsp/4.2.0/iso/ .


                  Release Notes for K12LTSP 4.2.0

What's new:

* K12LTSP 4.2.0 is based on Fedora Core 3. Be sure to read the FC3
   release notes at http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/release-notes/fc3/x86/

* The installer media check has been turned off by default. This check
   does not work if the ISO were burned on a 2.6.x kernel without
   being "padded" (i.e. the "-pad" option in cdrecord). If you want to
   run the media check, you may still do so by specifying the following
   at the CD boot prompt:

       linux mediacheck

* K12LTSP "meta" packages are now included. These are "empty" packages
   that contain dependancies for all of the packages in a particular
   group. This makes it easy to install a group of packages by
   specifying only the meta package. For example "yum install k12ltsp-core"
   would install off the core K12LTSP packages. Meta packages included

* Tuxpaint now has a graphical configuration utility: tuxpaint-config

* The up2date and yum packages no longer need to be modified
   to included the K12LTSP repository information. These config
   files are now in the fedora-release and k12ltsp-release

* The up2date and yum repositories are now mirrored at the
   University of Tennessee at Knoxville

* The default web browser has changed from Mozilla to Firefox.
   Firefox as been modified to use the K12LTSP bookmarks.

* The LTSP Build Environment (ltsp_i386-lbe) is no longer
   included on the install CDs in order to free up some space.
   Use apt, up2date, or yum if you wish to install it.

The following K12LTSP applications have been upgraded:

           Package                    Version
     ------------------------    ------------------------------------
     apt                         0.5.15cnc6-0.fdr.11.2.k12ltsp.0.4.2
     celestia                    1.3.0-0.fdr.4.1
     DansGuardian                2.7.6-7.k12ltsp.0.4.0
     gcompris                    6.3-4.k12ltsp.0.4.2
     icewm                       1.2.17-0.k12ltsp.0.4.2
     scribus                     1.2-0.fdr.1.2
     synaptic                    0.55.1-1.1.fc3.fr.k12ltsp.0.4.2
     tuxpaint                    0.9.14-0.k12ltsp.0.4.2
     tuxpaint-stamps             2004.10.03-0.k12ltsp.0.4.2
     tuxtype2                    1.5.3-1.k12ltsp.0.4.2

A number of changes have been made to the core K12LTSP

       * upgrade to the latest EtherBoot boot rom images

         * better job of importing GPG keys
         * turn on root_squash for /home in /etc/exports

       /etc/X11/gdm/Sessions/Reset your desktop
         * GNOME 2.6 uses "Desktop" now instead of ".gnome-desktop"

         * A "hack" to make sound in flash to work. Not enabled by
           default, you must set FLASH_SOUND_HACK=YES in
           /etc/sysconfig/k12ltsp to turn this on

         * Previous package was missing GPG signature

         * Rebuilt to fix missing scripts in ltsp_i386-lbe

         * Merge BOOTP and PXE kernels into one package
         * upgrade from LTSP kernel 2.4.26-ltsp-1 to 2.4.26-ltsp-2

         * fixed minor packaging annoyance

         * download jre 1.5.0 rather than j2re 1.4.2

         * use "getent" to find home directories, rather than hard-coding it
         * change ".gnome-desktop" to "Desktop"
         * save a copy of icons to /etc/skel/Desktop/

         * patch to work with DB 4.2
         * update blacklists
         * add "/var/log/squidGuard/squidGuard.log" to

The official Fedora Core 3 updates have been incorporated:

           Package                     Version
     ------------------------    ------------------------
     abiword                     2.0.12-7.fc3
     alsa-lib                    1.0.6-5
     arts                        1.3.1-1
     aspell-bg                   0.50-7
     authd                       1.4.3-1
     bash                        3.0-18
     boost                       1.32.0-1.fc3
     brltty                      3.2-6
     cups                        1.1.22-0.rc1.8.1
     cvs                         1.11.17-4
     cyrus-imapd                 2.2.10-3.fc3
     gaim                        1.1.0-0.FC3
     gamin                       0.0.17-1.FC3
     gd                          2.0.28-1.30.1
     gdb                         6.1post-1.20040607.43
     gedit                       2.8.1-2.fc3
     glib2                       2.4.8-1.fc3
     glibc                       2.3.4-2.fc3
     gnome-bluetooth             0.5.1-5.FC3.1
     gnome-media                 2.8.0-3.FC3.1
     gnumeric                    1.2.13-10
     gpdf                        2.8.0-8
     grep                        2.5.1-31.2
     gstreamer                   0.8.7-4.FC3.0
     gtk2                        2.4.14-1.fc3
     gtksourceview               1.1.0-4.fc3
     hal                         0.4.2-1.FC3
     hotplug                     2004_04_01-8
     httpd                       2.0.52-3.1
     initscripts                 7.93.5-1
     ipsec-tools                 0.3.3-2
     iptables                    1.2.11-3.1.FC3
     irb                         1.8.1-7.FC3.1
     jwhois                      3.2.2-6.FC3.1
     kdeaddons                   3.3.1-1
     kdeadmin                    3.3.1-1
     kdeartwork                  3.3.1-1
     kdebase                     3.3.1-4.3.FC3
     kdebindings                 3.3.1-1
     kdeedu                      3.3.1-2.1
     kdegames                    3.3.1-1
     kdegraphics                 3.3.1-2.1
     kdelibs                     3.3.1-2.4.FC3
     kdemultimedia               3.3.1-1
     kdenetwork                  3.3.1-1
     kdepim                      3.3.1-1
     kdesdk                      3.3.1-1
     kdetoys                     3.3.1-1
     kdeutils                    3.3.1-1
     kdevelop                    3.1.1-1
     kdewebdev                   3.3.1-1
     kernel                      2.6.9-1.681_FC3
     krb5-libs                   1.3.6-2
     libpng10                    1.0.18-1.fc3
     libselinux                  1.19.1-8
     libxml                      1.8.17-12
     libxml2                     2.6.16-3
     linc                        1.0.3-3.1
     man                         1.5o1-7
     mc                          4.6.1-0.11FC3
     mikmod                      3.1.6-30.2
     mod_dav_svn                 1.1.1-1.1
     mod_ssl                     2.0.52-3.1
     MyODBC                      2.50.39-19.1
     namazu                      2.0.14-0.FC3.0
     netatalk                    1.6.4-4
     nfs-utils                   1.0.6-44
     Omni                        0.9.2-1.1
     openmotif21                 2.1.30-11.FC3.1
     openmotif                   2.2.3-6.FC3.1
     openoffice.org              1.1.2-11.5.fc3
     pam                         0.77-66.1
     php                         4.3.10-3.2
     policycoreutils             1.18.1-2
     postfix                     2.1.5-2.4.FC3
     postgresql                  7.4.6-1.FC3.2
     prelink                     0.3.3-0.fc3
     quagga                      0.97.3-1.FC3
     redhat-menus                3.7.1-1.fc3
     rhgb                        0.16.1-1.FC3
     rhpl                        0.148.1-2
     rsh                         0.17-24.1
     ruby                        1.8.1-7.FC3.1
     samba                       3.0.10-1.fc3
     selinux-policy-strict       1.19.10-2
     selinux-policy-targeted     1.17.30-2.58
     shadow-utils                4.0.3-56
     slang                       1.4.9-13
     sound-juicer                0.5.14-1.FC3.0
     spamassassin                3.0.1-0.FC3
     subversion                  1.1.1-1.1
     system-config-date          1.7.13-0.fc3.1
     system-config-display       1.0.24-1
     system-config-samba         1.2.22-0.fc3.1
     system-config-securitylevel 1.4.18-2
     system-config-users         1.2.28-0.fc3.1
     thunderbird                 0.9-1.fc3
     ttfonts-ja                  1.2-36.FC3.0
     tvtime                      0.9.15-0.fc3.1
     udev                        039-10.FC3.6
     wireless-tools              27-0.pre25.3
     words                       3.0-2
     xcdroast                    0.98a15-8
     xorg-x11                    6.8.1-12.FC3.21
     zip                         2.3-26.3

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