[K12OSN] v5 beta9 install notes

James P. Kinney III jkinney at localnetsolutions.com
Thu Jun 29 02:46:45 UTC 2006

I had python "issues" installing beta 9 (i386 version). The anaconda
would crash complaining about a gui library issue. It happened 2 times
at about the same spot (disk 2). I was not able to capture the exact
error as that machine had no working floppy drive. I was able to install
with the text method.

The yum update process cause gdm issues. The k12ltsp version removed the
file that controls the graphics display mapping and gdm would no longer
start. I pulled an older version over and renamed it for the new gnome
version and recovered. (can't locate notes on this event at the moment
for the file name... Hmm.)

Many of the yum updates in the k12ltsp repo failed to successfully
complete post-install scripts. The default setting in yumex (and yum)
was to remove after install so the package was no longer around to work
by hand. Add to this the gui for yumex no longer worked after the
update. I used rpm -e to remove it (yumex), turned off the k12ltsp repo
and reinstalled yumex from the Fedora repo.

Please note: these were mostly minor issues for me (except the lost
gnome that threw me for a loop for hours!) I have tested this on several
different TC system and it works very well. An impromptu demo was a nice
surprise as sound "just worked". 

Release date on v5 final?
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