[K12OSN] K12LTSP 4.2.3 EL??

Les Mikesell les at futuresource.com
Sat May 27 20:31:04 UTC 2006

On Sat, 2006-05-27 at 14:45, Geof Duncan wrote:

> I've been a reader of this list for a while, I've experimented some
> with K12LTSP, but, not yet been brave enough to give it a real whirl
> yet. I've gotten a brand new server that I'm hoping to put K12LTSP on
> for next year. But before attempting, I figured I'd throw out a
> question. 
> I've noticed that the k12lsp site mentions that it is based on Fedora
> (I'm assuming FC4, here). Judging from a recent post I'm seeing that
> there's a version based on what I assume is probably White Box or
> CentOS. Maybe RHEL??? 
> Aside from the obvious name differences and kernel updates or so.
> What's the difference between this version and the current one listed
> on k12ltsp.org? Am I confused or just misinformed? 

The web site is always hopelessly out of date.  You should
always start here: http://www.k12ltsp.org/phpwiki/
for information and here: ftp://k12linux.mesd.k12.or.us/pub/K12LTSP/
when looking for available versions.  The ones with EL in
the name are Centos based.  If you have time to test, you
probably want to look in the testing subdirectory for the
latest which would currently be the 5.0.0 versions based
on fedora FC5 since by the time you get everything working
it will likely be stable and have the latest of everything.
If you don't like surprises and can live with older versions
of applications, go with either the latest stable fedora
based version (based on FC4) or the latest EL version.
In any case, do a 'yum update' after the install and fairly
often thereafter to pick up the bugfix updates.

  Les Mikesell
   les at futuresource.com

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