[K12OSN] SME and esmith

mark at ehle.homelinux.org mark at ehle.homelinux.org
Thu Jul 7 22:53:11 UTC 2005

The current stable version of SME (v6.0.1) is based on redhat 7.2. As far as
performance advantages, there aren't really any, but as for ease of
configuration, it really excels. We use it at the public library I work at, and
it is a lifesaver. The home site for SME is contribs.org. Great bunch of folks

Here is a link about installing moodle on SME:


Cheers - 


Quoting "Selzler, Bruce" <SelzlerB at esuhsd.org>:

> Hello Team,
> I was wondering what the advantages of SME and esmith are with regard to
> Moodle.  I am  planning on setting up another instance of Moodle at our
> school and had originally planned to install it on a K12LTSP installation. 
> I've installed Moodle on Red Hat 9 and found it very simple.  I assumed that
> installing on K12LTSP or Fedora would be just as easy.  Is this not the case?
>  Are there real performance advantages to SME?  And what exactly is esmith? 
> Let me know what you think.
> - Sez
> 	------------------------------
> 	Message: 13
> 	Date: Sun, 03 Jul 2005 01:35:19 -0400
> 	From: "David Trask" <dtrask at vcsvikings.org>
> 	Subject: Re: [K12OSN] K12LTSP Moodle easy install
> 	To: "Support list for opensource software in schools."
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> 	Just FYI....since I noticed John Ballie's name on this message (and he
> 	attended the Northeast Linux Symposium in Maine two weeks ago)....the NELS
> 	site is a Moodle site and it happens to be hosted on an SME server...I
> 	love SME...I have a whole bunch of them for various purposes ranging from
> 	Firewall/gateway/router/proxy/Dansguardian.....to simple NFS install
> 	server housing all my images for deployment over the network.  The
> 	installation of Moodle is very simple.  Simply untar it in the html or www
> 	directory....create a database for it....I use  "mysql_setpermissions" and
> 	then run the install.
> 	"Support list for opensource software in schools." <k12osn at redhat.com> on
> 	Saturday, July 2, 2005 at 2:11 PM +0000 wrote:
> 	>Alan wrote:
> 	>
> 	>Hi gang
> 	>
> 	>I am happy to see that fellow educators are picking up on the
> 	>versatility and power of Moodle. I am familiar with an SME-esmith/Moodle
> 	>install combo that works very well out of the box with just a minimum
> 	>amount of configuration (http://www.tech-
> 	>geeks.org/contrib/mdrone/moodle/moodle-installation.html) - However it
> 	>needs a dedicated SME server
> 	>(http://contribs.org/modules/phpwiki/index.php?Downloads). My question
> 	>is, can the ease of install for SME be ported over to our type of
> 	>server? I've tried several times to install Moodle in different K12LTSP
> 	>versions, but had to give up as being too time consuming and
> 	>convoluted...

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