Status of Debian Edu 12 (bookworm)
(development started in August 2021)
This page is our main overview/tracker for the status of Debian Edu Bookworm. In addition to this we have a list of all bugs user-tagged "debian-edu".
Instead of the default xfce desktop environment, mate, gnome, lxde, lxqt, cinnamon or kde can be used by editing the kernel desktop parameter (default: desktop=xfce).
- Dropping the modules= and desktop= items from the kernel command line completely allows one to use all ISO images for stock Debian installations.
See the Bookworm manual installation chapter how to edit kernel command line parameters.
Debian Edu ISOs for 64-bit and 32-bit PCs (both AMD and Intel processors) are available from the usual Debian places.
(Replace amd64 with i386 if an image is needed for very old 32-bit PCs.)
Download using HTTPS
Weekly builds using d-i from Bookworm:
unofficial images (including firmware, use only if really needed)
Daily iso-cd builds using d-i from unstable (iso-bd images are not built daily):
unofficial image (including firmware, use only if really needed)
Download using rsync
Also recommended to update an already existing image. (Replace amd64 with i386 if an image is needed for very old 32-bit PCs.)
rsync -v --progress cdimage.debian.org::cdimage/weekly-builds/amd64/iso-cd/debian-edu-testing-amd64-netinst.iso debian-edu-testing-amd64-netinst.iso
rsync -v --progress cdimage.debian.org::cdimage/weekly-builds/amd64/iso-bd/debian-edu-testing-amd64-BD-1.iso debian-edu-testing-amd64-BD-1.iso
Verify the downloaded image file
Detailed instructions for verifying these images are part of the Debian-CD FAQ.
Known problems we want to fix
debian-edu-ltsp-install: Netboot image exposes private data and crypto keys, see 993935.
Retire the killer package (?).
Known problems that need to be fixed elsewhere
isc-dhcp-server-ldap: fails to activate the service, see 971275.
libpam-python: porting to python3 needed, see 937234.
X2Go doesn't register users with utmp/wtmp, see 890517.
ldapvi sorts entries alphabetically which can break specific modifications where the order of the definitions is important, see 820790.
Fixed and done
- With Berkely database removal from Debian as intended release goal, move from LDAP BDB database to the default MDB one.
Rework Icinga administration (via GUI): Add an LDAP group icinga-admins and use it to configure Icinga.