Status of Debian Edu "Bullseye"
(development started in July 2019)
This page is our main overview/tracker for the status of Debian Edu Bullseye. In addition to this we have a list of all bugs user-tagged "debian-edu".
- At first boot of a combined server the SquashFS image for diskless workstation support is generated. This will take quite some time.
- In case of a separate or an additional LTSP server required information for setting up the LTSP client environment isn't complete during installation. Setup can be done once the system has been added with GOsa².
The first user doesn't have a Samba account due to incomplete information during installation of the main server. To add one, run smbpasswd -a <firstusername> as root on the main server.
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 Bullseye 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 http
Weekly builds using d-i from bullseye:
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.
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/i386/iso-cd/debian-edu-testing-i386-netinst.iso debian-edu-testing-i386-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
rsync -v --progress cdimage.debian.org::cdimage/weekly-builds/i386/iso-bd/debian-edu-testing-i386-BD-1.iso debian-edu-testing-i386-BD-1.iso
Verify the downloaded image file
Detailed instructions for verifying these images are part of the Debian-CD FAQ.
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.
Our documentation could further be improved: eg by proof-reading and improving language+grammar used, by updating outdated entries, etc
Fixed and done
- major manual update due to LTSP and Samba changes, minor one for CUPS; also document the (optional) freeRADIUS setup.
- add Bullseye artwork Homeworld.
GOSa²: deprecated implode() function usage with PHP 7.4 messes up GUI items, see 964600.
GOsa²: Fatal error when opening user list, see 941165 (also for a possible workaround).
GOSa²: password encryption/decryption broken with PHP 7.4, see 964318.
- Mail server configuration is broken after Exim upgrade to exim4 4.94
major LTSP update in bullseye, see https://lists.debian.org/debian-edu/2019/11/msg00037.html
LTSP 19.x: 'ltsp image /' fails to generate usable image, see 946946. For a workaround see the bugreport. [The command stills fails but LTSP 20.x now provides a way to generate the image in case of advanced partitioning.]
- integrate icingaweb2
Xfce is missing a volume control in the panel, see 913610. [Unlikely to be fixed in Buster.]
fetch-ldap-cert should have independent conditions for host and LTSP chroot, see 934380.
Fix fetch-ldap-cert to improve security, see 931413.
Drop obsolete code in d-i/finish-install, see 923675.
Fix sudo-ldap configuration, see 929964.
Fix LTSP related PXE configuration, see 928756.
Fix Firefox NFS related issue, see 930122.
Fix krb5 related logging configuration, see 931366.
Set LTSP chroot path in /etc/exports file if LTSP server has i386 arch, see 931680.
Include the LDAP server certificate in initial LTSP chroot image, see 932828.
Provide Debian Edu RootCA certificate for download, see 933183.
Fix loss of dynamically allocated v4 IP address, see 933580.