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[K12OSN] flushing out my backlog... testing for version 4.11

I agree WHOLEHEARTEDLY with Jim and Eric's comments. Please continue to use your good judgement with K12LTSP.

Kurt Harlan
Mulino, OR
On Oct 1, 2004, at 9:00 AM, Jim Hays <haysja sages us> wrote:


Message: 1
Date: Fri, 01 Oct 2004 10:30:46 -0500
From: Jim Hays <haysja sages us>


The K12LTSP distribution is fine the way it is. If someone else wants
to add these packages to a different "flavor" of Linux, more power to
them. I am an educator - who just happens to be interested in computers
and hence I became technology coordinator. I love the fact that this is
an "all-in-one" package. I don't want to play Linux politics and argue
one "flavor" against another. You chose RedHat - which became Fedora -
and that is fine.

Most of us in K12 need a complete distribution like this. We don't want
to - don't have time for - don't need to -..... install Linux and then
put K12LTSP on top of that. Most of use are coming from Windows servers
and don't have a great deal of experience with Linux. We need to be
able to put a few CDs in and have an inclusive install.

K12LTSP is a beautiful distribution.  It somply WORKS and works well.
As Eric says below, there is no reason to start over from scratch.

Thank you, Eric, for all you do and for sharing your expertise, wisdom,
and hard work with us.  I am very grateful for the distibution that you
have put together.

Long Live K12LTSP !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eric Harrison wrote:

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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