notes for Edu manual
- /etc/gosa/gosa.conf Choose N. (Never accept a new gosa.conf version!)
- /etc/gosa/gosa.conf: ...
tftp (etc/inetd.conf): Choose <Yes>. (See atftpd bug 789667)
- Reboot and test if it works like before: Log in as first user and test if
- ... test:
- the GOsa² gui is working,
- if the ...
- debian-edu-doc (1.902~20160706) unstable; urgency=medium
- * Add common/dblatex.xls for the Xetex build. Thanks to victory.
[tjener and main server]
- these should be "main server"
- [6.5 Screenshot tour]
- So here is a screenshot tour through ... first boot of the tjener
- [7.5 Machine Management with GOsa²]
- predefined fixed addresses: 10.0.2.2 (tjener)
- [11.2 Backup Management]
- backup server (tjener by default).
- By default tjener will back up
- [15.1.1 Create Users in Year Groups]
<emphasis>(as root on Tjener) </emphasis>
- [17.2.4 Separate main and LTSP server]
- when tjener is not a combined server, follow these steps:
- ltspserver00 to the same directory on tjener.
copy <computeroutput>/var/lib/tftpboot/debian-edu/default-diskless.cfg</computeroutput> to the same directory on tjener.
on tjener to point to <computeroutput>/var/lib/tftpboot/debian-edu/default-diskless.cfg</computeroutput>.
- [17.4.5 Use printers attachted to LTSP clients]
<computeroutput>https://www:631</computeroutput> on tjener;
- [17.6.1 Joining a domain]
- (you can use the Squid proxy cache installed on tjener instead)
- [22.214.171.124 User groups in Windows]
- which resides on tjener in
- [17.6.2 XP home]
- can still connect to tjener using their skolelinux credentials,
- before tjener will appear in Network Neighbourhood
- [126.96.36.199 Example smb.conf files for roaming profiles]
- the installation on tjener under
- [188.8.131.52 Global policies for roaming profiles]
- your netlogon share on tjener.
- If you put such a file on tjener
- [184.108.40.206 Disabling roaming in smb.conf]
You can alter the <computeroutput>smb.conf</computeroutput> file on tjener
- [18.2 Domain Membership]
- To use Samba on TJENER as a domain controller,
- To enable this account log on to TJENER as the first user
- [19.5.1 Providing the repository on tjener]
- Providing the repository on tjener
[2.1 Some history and why two names]
[3.1.1 The default network setup]
- This is designed to be modified - that is, you can have the NFS-root in syslinux point to one of the LTSP servers or change the DHCP next-server option (stored in LDAP) to have clients directly boot via PXE from the terminal server.
- syslinux, point
[3.1.3 Services running on the main server]
- (root not allowed by default)
- maybe: (root log-in not allowed by default)
- The aim is to be able to install a server from any type medium once, and install all other clients over the network by booting from the network.
- type of
[4.1 Hardware requirements]
- eth1 is used for serving LTSP clients (192.168.0.0/24 as default, but others are possible.
- missing )
[5.2 Internet router]
Check the OpenWRT webpages for a list of <ulink url="http://wiki.openwrt.org/TableOfHardware">supported hardware</ulink>.
[6.2.2 USB drive ISO image for i386 and amd64]
- Please note that internet access during installation is needed.
- internet access is needed during installation
[6.4.1 Select type of installation]
Advanced options > gives a sub menu with more detailed options to choose
- Help gives some hints on using the installer
- these 2 lack "."
[6.4.2 The installation process]
- Choose a language (for the installation and the installed system)
- Choose a location which normally should be the location where you live.
- Choose a keyboard keymap (the country's default is usually fine)
- Choose profile(s) from the following list:
- some items lack "."
- You must only install one main server per school!
- Please note that you must have 2 network cards installed in a machine which is going to be installed as a combined main server or as a thin client server to become usefull after the installation.
- it should say interfaces instead of cards
[220.127.116.11 A note on thin-client-server installations]
- looks like this has note*s*
[7.1 Minimum steps to get started]
- It covers how to perform these minumum steps correctly as well, as other stuff that everybody will probably need to do.
[7.5 Machine Management with GOsa²]
Only workstations with disks <emphasis role="strong">have</emphasis> to be added with GOsa²,
- it should surround "have to"
Please note, that the IP addresses shown after usage of <computeroutput>sitesummary2ldapdhcp</computeroutput> belong to the dynamic IP range.
- after use of
- These systems can then be modified though to suit your network:
- what's "though"?
- add it to netgroups, if needed; reboot the system afterwards.
- s/,// s/;/,/
[7.5.2 Modify existing machines / Netgroup management]
- Remember to configure workstations and ltsp-servers properly with GOsa²,
- should be LTSP-servers unless "ltsp-servers" is vars or something
- Debian Edu machines in this group will only be allowed to connect to machines on the local network.
- only should be just before "on"
[11.3 Server Monitoring]
<computeroutput>munin-node-configure</computeroutput> program, which probes
[12.2 Upgrades from Debian Edu Jessie]
- Read all debconf information carefully, choose 'keep the local version currently installed';
- #: src/configure.c
- #, c-format
- msgid ""
- " What would you like to do about it ? Your options are:\n"
- " Y or I : install the package maintainer's version\n"
- " N or O : keep your currently-installed version\n"
[12.3 Upgrades from older Debian Edu / Skolelinux installations (before Jessie)]
- (Lenny was it's name
[14 general administration HowTo]
[14.7 Using stable-updates]
Since the Squeeze release in 2011, Debian has included packages formerly maintained in volatile.debian.org in the <ulink url="http://wiki.debian.org/StableUpdates">stable-updates suite</ulink>.
- these versions need wheezy version to be based release, which never had it
- stable-updates are pushed into the stable suite regularily
[14.8 Using backports.debian.org to install newer software]
but since 2011 this [[<ulink url="http://backports.debian.org/news/squeeze-backports_and_lenny-backports-sloppy_started/|is"/> not needed anymore].
- parenthesis and wiki markup is broken
[14.9 Upgrading with a CD or similar image]
- apt-cdrom is used to add a new CDROM to APTs list of available sources.
- apt-cdrom is used to add a new CD-ROM to APT's list of available sources.
- It is necessary to use apt-cdrom to add CDs to the APT system, it cannot be done by hand.
- It is necessary to use apt-cdrom to add CDs to the APT system; it cannot be done by hand.
- Furthermore each disk in a multi-cd set must be inserted and scanned separately to account for possible mis-burns.
- Furthermore each disc in a multi-CD set must be inserted and scanned separately to account for possible mis-burns.
[14.10 Automatic cleanup of leftover processes]
<computeroutput>killer</computeroutput> is is a perl script
- killer is is
[15 Advanced administration]
- missing "howto"
[15.1.1 Create Users in Year Groups]
- In this example we want to create users in year groups, with common home directories for each group (home0/2014, home0/2015, etc.)
An Entry <computeroutput>'?NewStudent'</computeroutput> should show up
- are the quotes part of value of the field?
- notice all entries showing up in the Generic, POSIX and Samba tabs, maybe take screenshots.
- take screenshots?
- maybe this is comment as FIXME?
[15.2 Other User Customisations]
[15.2.2 Easy access to USB drives and CDROMs/DVDs]
- When users insert a USB drive or a DVD / CDROM into a (diskless) "
- When users insert a USB drive or a DVD / CDROM into a thin client
- easy access to USB drives, CDROM / DVD or whatever media is connected to the thin client.
- CD-ROM or just CD
[18.104.22.168 A warning about removable media on LTSP servers]
This is being tracked as <ulink url="http://bugs.skolelinux.org/1376">Debian Edu bug #1376</ulink>.
- no-more-to-be-used bts
[15.3 Use a dedicated storage server]
- Add a new system of type server using GOsa² as outlined
- new type of?
Create the mount directories using <computeroutput>mkdir</computeroutput>
- "to be mounted" directories
[15.4.1 Setup without LTSP clients]
- If no LTSP clients are used a simple solution is to create a new group
Create a group <computeroutput>sshusers</computeroutput> on the root level
- is that "root level" differ than base level?
[15.4.2 Setup with LTSP clients]
- Note: someone pluging in his box into the dedicated LTSP client network(s)
[16.2 Using KDE "Plasma", GNOME, LXDE, Xfce and/or MATE together]
- The usage of LXDE as default
- use of
- maybe Additional_boot_parameters_for_installations instead of The_installation_process
[16.5 Using the multimedia repository]
- To use www.deb-multimedia.org do the following:
- do not say www
[17.1 Introduction to thin clients and diskless workstations]
- Unlike workstations, diskless workstations run without any need to add them with GOsa², cause LDM is used to login and connect to the LTSP server.
- s/cause /because /
- The following steps can be used to get back the behaviour from Debian Edu Squeeze, using automount, NFS and a display manager other than ldm:"
- cool, so Debian Edu can upgrade directly from squeeze to stretch!?
[17.4.1 LTSP client configuration in LDAP (and lts.conf)]
- To force usage of a specific xserver on an LTSP client,
- use of
[17.4.3 Load-balancing LTSP servers]
[22.214.171.124 Part 1]
- as a script printing one or more servers for LDM to connect to.
victory > maybe s/print/point/ ?
pere > victory: no, but perhaps s/printing/printing list of/
pere > victory: the script should output hostnames, one per line.
victory > script which generates server list
- How this is done you decide later on."
- you will decide later how this is done
[17.4.5 Use printers attachted to LTSP clients]
lts.conf (default location: <computeroutput>/opt/ltsp/i386/etc/lts.conf</computeroutput>,
- missing ")"
[17.4.7 Slow login and security]
- Although it's not recommended, you can add the value "True" in the
- incomplete string; saying only value w/o key is useless; add the value for what? maybe it should be like "you can add a line ... to not use SSH"
[126.96.36.199 Machine policies for roaming profiles]
Pick a freshly installed Windows computer, and run <computeroutput>gpedit.msc</computeroutput>
- it is not available on Home editions
[188.8.131.52 Global policies for roaming profiles]
- you can can create a Policy file
- can can
[184.108.40.206 Editing Windows registry]
- Mark a selection, right-click, and select "Export".
- context-menu (appears when right-click'ed) does not have it; it has only modify, delete, rename
to export, select "File" -> "Export" from menu
- not found
[220.127.116.11 Redirecting using machine policies]
You can use <computeroutput>gpedit.msc</computeroutput>
- it is not available on Home editions
[17.7.2 Available Remote Desktop clients]
<computeroutput>freerdp-x11</computeroutput> is installed by default and is captable of RDP and VNC.
[18.1 Getting Started]
- Samba (v3), since Debian Edu Wheezy (the previous release),
- no need to say v3
- "the previous release" for stretch is jessie only, so something like:
- since the version in Wheezy, Samba (v3 at the time= [if you still want to say] =) has
- After installation of the Debian Edu main server
- After installation of ... have done,
- After installing ...
[19 HowTo for teaching and learning]
- All the Debian packages on this page
- "on this page" is not applied for pdf
[19.3 Monitoring pupils]
- See also the iTALC Wiki (and the documentation in bug 511387).
- no need to mention the already fixed (1:2.0.0-4 in jessie) bug#
[19.5.3 Adding the SmartBoard software manually after installation]
- Using an editor add the following lines
- editor, and add ...
[20.1 Changing passwords]
- Using GOsa² to change the password ensures that ... passwords are the same.
- passwords for ... are
[20.3 HowTos for users]
- the adminstrator needs to configure
- Close the tip of the day
- Cancel the Account Assistant
- Open Settings/Configure KMail
- click OK
- click add
- strings from the UI should be quoted
- check 'server requires authentication'
- maybe "Server"
- click add"
- maybe "Add"
[26.1. HowTo translate this document]
- (stretch only:)
- More information about the process can be found in /usr/share/doc/debian-edu-doc/README.debian-edu-jessie-manual-translations.
- Then edit the file documentation/debian-edu-jessie/debian-edu-jessie-manual.$CC.po (replacing $CC with your language code).
- Read /usr/share/doc/debian-edu-doc/README.debian-edu-jessie-manual-translations to find information how to create a new PO file for your language if there isn't one yet, and how to update translations.
- There should be an entry like:
- Host git.debian.org
- should say like "Add a config block like this"
- you just need to check out some files from Git
- you need to check out only a few files from Git
- and create patches
- no need to be a patch, this phrase should just be deleted;
- new translation does not have an original to compare
- patch requires extra human resource after the po file changed since it submitted;
- gettext tools can handle entire po file even when base docs changed;
You can find some <ulink url="http://bugs.debian.org">instructions on how to submit bugs</ulink> here
- the "here" is strange
- Also you might want to look at the gitk package that provides a GUI for Git.
- (jessie has 2.x)
[28.4. Stuff to know]
- The password for the user is "user"; root has no passwd set.
- maybe password for the *first* user
- all contents below are not needed, though (previous 2 releases is enough)
[29.4.1. User visible changes]
- See below for a list of updated software.
- is this needed? seems useless as the title already says these are about changes
Add link to http://linuxsignpost.org/ on the start page shown to new users.
it redirects to http://www.skolelinux.no/linux-signpost/showUserMenu.php
<ulink url="http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEdu/ Documentation/Squeeze/HowTo/NetworkClients#Remote_Desktop_Service"
- need to point squeeze?
[29.4.10. Other changes]
Root logins are denied for both KDM and GDM - see above and <ulink url="https://wiki.debian.org/DebianEdu/Documentation/Squeeze/GettingStarted#"
- no KDM in the page
[29.6. New features in Debian Edu 5.0.4+edu0 Codename "Lenny" released 2010-02-08]
<ulink url="http://blends.alioth.debian.org/edu/tasks/">task overview page</ulink>.
redirects to: https://blends.debian.org/edu/tasks/
Improved student desktop with educational software shortcuts to GCompris, Kalzium, KGeography, KMplot, KStars, Stopmotion and OpenOffice Write and Impress.
most likely it is OpenOffice Write*r*
- FTR: 2.4.1 final:
- * openoffice.org-writer: Word processor
- Improved diskless and thin client setup.
- New startup menu letting users choose diskless workstation, thin client or workstation.
- A diskless workstation option is installed but not activated by default on all servers with the LTSP-server profile.
- Main-server is set up as a PXE server for booting thin clients and diskless workstations, and for installing to clients' hard or flash drives.
- latter 3 belong to the 1st, dont it?
- Multi-architecture (amd64/i386/powerpc) net installer CD.
- (Most) Packages are downloaded over the Internet.
- Multi-architecture (amd64/i386) installer DVD capable of installing without network.
- (Most)... belongs to the former, doesnt it?
- this is contrast between CD and DVD:
[29.9. New features in the "3.0r0 Terra" release 2007-07-22]
- Regression: swi-prolog is not part of Etch, but was part of Sarge. ...
- no need to describe howto only for Etch in later releases