[K12OSN] flushing out my backlog... testing for version 4.1.1, followed

Jim Hays haysja at sages.us
Fri Oct 1 15:30:46 UTC 2004


The K12LTSP distribution is fine the way it is.  If someone else wants 
to add these packages to a different "flavor" of Linux, more power to 
them.  I am an educator - who just happens to be interested in computers 
and hence I became technology coordinator.  I love the fact that this is 
an "all-in-one" package.  I don't want to play Linux politics and argue 
one "flavor" against another.  You chose RedHat - which became Fedora - 
and that is fine. 

Most of us in K12 need a complete distribution like this.  We don't want 
to - don't have time for - don't need to -..... install Linux and then 
put K12LTSP on top of that.  Most of use are coming from Windows servers 
and don't have a great deal of experience with Linux.  We need to be 
able to put a few CDs in and have an inclusive install. 

K12LTSP is a beautiful distribution.  It somply WORKS and works well.  
As Eric says below, there is no reason to start over from scratch. 

Thank you, Eric, for all you do and for sharing your expertise, wisdom, 
and hard work with us.  I am very grateful for the distibution that you 
have put together. 

Long Live K12LTSP !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eric Harrison wrote:

>On Fri, 2004-10-01 at 08:09, David Trask wrote:
>>"Support list for opensource software in schools." <k12osn at redhat.com> on
>>Friday, October 1, 2004 at 10:06 AM +0000 wrote:
>>>Then you could install your choice of redhat/fedora
>>>whitebox/centos (sometimes dictated by which works on your
>>>hardware) and give one more command to turn it into k12ltsp.
>>Hmmmm....also a good point, but I think a bit much to ask Eric to
>>do....would anyone else be interested in taking Eric's packages and
>>setting them up in this manner?
>First, the fewer steps the better. For every additional step we add,
>we lose part of our target audience (those with no Linux experience).
>But we can have our cake and eat it too. Meta packages work reasonably
>well for dealing with the dependencies. All of my config scripts have
>already been split out, the installer itself just runs:
>	/opt/ltsp/templates/k12linux/K12Linux-LTSP-initialize
>So much of this has already been done, and is currently being implemented.
>Don't forget the other part of my initial post: rather than re-inventing
>the wheel here, we should be pushing as much as possible up-stream. The
>work required to make the K12LTSP packages work on any arbitrary distro
>would be much better spent working Jim on ltspcfg.
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