Second Debian Edu Squeeze based release candidate, 6.0.4 edu rc2, 2012-02-26

We are very happy to announce "Debian Edu Squeeze 6.0.4 rc2", as we believe this is very close to what we will release as r0 soon! See below for rc3 and 6.0.4 r0 release schedules!

Debian Edu aka Skolelinux is a Linux distribution based on Debian providing an out-of-the box environment of a completely configured school network. It contains setup for a school server, PXE booting for diskless machines, setup for installing stationary workstations and setup for workstations that can be taken away from the school network.

Several educational applications like celestia, drgeo, gcompris, geogebra, kalzium, kgeography solfege and kgeography are included in the default desktop setup.

More information about Debian Edu is available at - Please note that this manual has been translated to various languages.

Those who already are using rc1 can upgrade to this version using apt-get upgrade. Users upgrading from beta3 must make sure to keep the existing gosa.conf file for everything to keep working as expected when dpkg ask how to handle the changed file during upgrade.

Complete download and installation instructions are available at

Read the "Getting Started" chapter of the manual to learn how to login for the first time.

Please file bugs on any issues you find, and (probably somewhat additionally) also mention those bugs and issues on our status page at

Testing and giving feedback to or #debian-edu on is a very good way to start contributing! Act now :-D

If you can do more, give the manual linked to above some love. It needs it.

Release schedule:

2012-03-04: release rc3
2012-03-11: release Debian Edu (r0) Squeeze 6.0.4 
2012-03-25: r0 rc1
2012-04-01: release Debian Edu (r1) Squeeze 6.0.4 

We might decide to aim for March 31st for edu r1, if you don't take this serious ;-p

Changes compared to rc1 version

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The following features are not working as they should

To download this multiarch netinstall CD release you can use

To download this multiarch DVD release you can use

To download the source DVD release you can use

You can also download using one of the Skolelinux mirrors.

The MD5SUM of these images are:

The SHA1SUM of these images are:

These sums are also available GPG signed at

How to report bugs: