[K12OSN] Plans for K12Linux EL6 and Future Fedora

Warren Togami Jr. warren at togami.com
Mon May 16 07:31:04 UTC 2011

On 5/13/2011 7:22 AM, Les Mikesell wrote:
> On 5/13/2011 11:50 AM, Rob Owens wrote:
>> I made a mistake. "next server" in dhcpd.conf is not correct. If you
>> specify "SERVER=somefedoraserver" in lts.conf on a separate LTSP
>> Debian box, you could provide a remote Fedora experience as long as
>> Fedora
>> supports remote X. If remote X is not supported, then maybe a screen
>> script could be made for VNC, NX, or something similar.
>> But I think Warren's suggestions of simply making a Debian chroot on a
>> Fedora/RHEL/CentOS machine makes more sense. Am I wrong, or would you
>> just need to get Debian's ltsp-build-client to work on Fedora/RHEL?
> You need this step to be able to find the debian kernel (etc.) to
> include, then save the results where the fedora/RHEL (etc.) host can use
> it as the boot image and nfs export to the client. I think there should
> be some way to use a foreign-OS liveCD or image as the source so you
> could update without needing a fully installed copy, but don't know
> exactly what LTSP5 needs there. If it includes everything the client
> side executes, you'd be able to run a 64-bit host OS and support 32-bit
> clients. Maybe if the debian/ubuntu/fedora packager were the same, the
> client chroot could be packaged individually and the debian/ubuntu
> flavors included for fedora, but you need some sort of update plan to
> handle security fixes, support for new hardware, etc.

Any machine that can handle the extra overhead (mainly memory) of 
running a foreign LiveCD wouldn't have the problem of being unsupported 
by an EL6-based /opt/ltsp/i386.  So this isn't a viable solution.


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