[K12OSN] smbldap-installer....current status 2-7-05 (8:02 pm)

Thomas Astle tom at pcc.com
Tue Feb 8 15:00:00 UTC 2005

This is great guys, I *can't wait* to blow away my installation and 
start over ;)

At any rate, what do you think would have to be done to make this work 
for RH ES3?

David Trask wrote:

>Here's the latest.  Matt and I have been hard at work ever since the
>"profiles" bug surfaced last week.  In addition to the "profiles" bug...we
>noticed the "Administrator" quirk (like my little names for all these
>things).  Brian Chivers also requested the "user homes" feature as well. 
>Hence we had our work cut out for us.  Matt for writing the changes and me
>for pulling my hair out trying to figure why the hell it wouldn't work. 
>Sure enough...two characters and a letter made all the difference in the
>world.  "\%U"  A couple hours on the phone with Matt on Saturday (thank
>god for cell phones and nationwide toll-free calling...although he's only
>in NH...next state over)....and again today (I was so excited I had to
>tell someone!)....and a gazillion emails and list posts later....I can
>report that we've squashed the bugs!  Phew!  I can also verify that this
>time I tested EVERYTHING....on both a K12LTSP 4.2 box and an FC3
>box....everything installs and minimal installs....X server and no X
>server....etc.  It works!  Yay!  In fact, the removing of the
>Administrator user and going back to "root" seems to make a lot of things
>run better.  So...smbldap-installer-1.2-gamma.tgz has been released.  It
>will stay gamma for a couple days as I have to rework some critical stuff
>in the docs.  Unfortunately I've had enough of this place today (I'm still
>at school)...so I'm going home and *gasp* I'm not even taking my laptop
>home with me!  I will tackle the docs tomorrow afternoon and if all goes
>well I will hopefully ship them off to Matt tomorrow evening so he can
>package them in with what we hope will be
>smbldap-installer-1.2.tgz.....just in time for Linux World!  (Red
>Sox....Patriots....and now Linux World is coming to Boston?....what have I
>done to deserve such good fortune!)  Matt and I will both be at Linux
>World (I'll be there Mon eve. - Thurs. and Matt will be there at least one
>day)....hope to meet many of you...I'll be at the LTSP booth.  Also...many
>thanks to those of you who helped us find some of these bugs....etc.  Jim
>Kronebush....Tom Astle...and anyone else I may be leaving out.  Thanks for
>your help....this is what Open Source is truly all about.  Imagine how
>long it might have taken M$ to sort something like this out!
>Although smbldap-installer is "gamma" due to docs...I would feel safe in
>using it on a production server in my school.  I've tested it all over and
>it works now.  So have at it and let us know.  For now it's on Matt's
>server   http://majen.net/smbldap-installer-1.2-gamma.tgz   As soon as it
>is out of gamma it'll be available on Steve's server in Exeter and
>mirrored on mine in Vassalboro.
>Also one last note:  The Summer Linux conference at Gould Academy in Maine
>that I told you about earlier this winter is shaping up...I hope to have
>the registration info available before Linux World, but at the least, by
>the end of Feb.  It's an awesome 3 days....room and board included (and
>boy do we feed you well)....all for about $400.  It's been awesome the
>past two years and hopefully many of you can join us this year!  June
>19th-21st at Gould Academy (a beautiful old New England private school) in
>Bethel, Maine.  More to follow....let me know if you'd like to
>come....I'll put you on the list to receive info.
>David N. Trask
>Technology Teacher/Coordinator
>Vassalboro Community School
>dtrask at vcs.u52.k12.me.us
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