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Re: [K12OSN] flushing out my backlog... testing for version 4.1.1, followed

On Fri, 2004-10-01 at 08:09, David Trask wrote:
> "Support list for opensource software in schools." <k12osn redhat com> on
> Friday, October 1, 2004 at 10:06 AM +0000 wrote:
> >Then you could install your choice of redhat/fedora
> >whitebox/centos (sometimes dictated by which works on your
> >hardware) and give one more command to turn it into k12ltsp.
> Hmmmm....also a good point, but I think a bit much to ask Eric to
> do....would anyone else be interested in taking Eric's packages and
> setting them up in this manner?

First, the fewer steps the better. For every additional step we add,
we lose part of our target audience (those with no Linux experience).

But we can have our cake and eat it too. Meta packages work reasonably
well for dealing with the dependencies. All of my config scripts have
already been split out, the installer itself just runs:


So much of this has already been done, and is currently being implemented.

Don't forget the other part of my initial post: rather than re-inventing
the wheel here, we should be pushing as much as possible up-stream. The
work required to make the K12LTSP packages work on any arbitrary distro
would be much better spent working Jim on ltspcfg.


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