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third and probably last beta release of Debian Edu Wheezy


it is my pleasure to announce the third beta release (beta 2 for short) of 
Debian Edu / Skolelinux based on Debian Wheezy!

Please test these images extensivly, if no new problems are found we plan to 
do this final Debian Edu Wheezy release this coming weekend. 
We are not aware of any major problems or blockers in beta2, if you find 
something, please notify is immediatly!

(More about the remaining steps for the Edu Wheezy release in another mail to 
the edu list tonight or tomorrow...)

Noteworthy changes and software updates for Debian Edu 7.1+edu0~b2 compared to 

- The KDE proxy setup has been adjusted to use the provided wpad.dat. This 
also gets Chromium to use this proxy. 
- Install kdepim-groupware with KDE desktops to make sure korganizer 
understand ical/dav sources. 
- Increased default maximum size of /var/spool/squid and /skole/backup on the 
main server. 
- A source DVD image containing all source packages is now available as well. 
- Updates for chromium (29.0.1547.57-1~deb7u1), imagemagick 
(, php5 (5.4.4-14+deb7u4), libmodplug 
(, tiff (4.0.2-6+deb7u2), linux-image 

Where to get it:

To download the multiarch netinstall CD release you can use 
- ftp://ftp.skolelinux.org/skolelinux-cd/wheezy/debian-edu-7.1+edu0~b2-CD.iso 
- http://ftp.skolelinux.org/skolelinux-cd/wheezy/debian-edu-7.1+edu0~b2-CD.iso 
- rsync -avzP ftp.skolelinux.org::skolelinux-cd/wheezy/debian-edu-7.1+edu0~b2-
CD.iso . 

The SHA1SUM of this image is:  3a1c89f4666df80eebcd46c5bf5fedb866f9472f

To download the multiarch USB stick ISO release you can use 
- ftp://ftp.skolelinux.org/skolelinux-cd/wheezy/debian-edu-7.1+edu0~b2-USB.iso 
- http://ftp.skolelinux.org/skolelinux-cd/wheezy/debian-edu-7.1+edu0~b2-
- rsync -avzP ftp.skolelinux.org::skolelinux-cd/wheezy/debian-edu-7.1+edu0~b2-
USB.iso . 

The SHA1SUM of this image is: 702d1718548f401c74bfa6df9f032cc3ee16597e

The Source DVD image has the filename debian-edu-7.1+edu0~b2-source-DVD.iso 
and the SHA1SUM 089eed8b3f962db47aae1f6a9685e9bb2fa30ca5 and is available the 
same way as the other isos.

How to report bugs

For information how to report bugs please see 

About Debian Edu and Skolelinux

Debian Edu, also known as Skolelinux, is a Linux distribution based on Debian 
providing an out-of-the box environment of a completely configured school 
network. Immediately after installation a school server running all services 
needed for a school network is set up just waiting for users and machines 
being added via GOsa², a comfortable Web-UI. A netbooting environment is 
prepared using PXE, so after initial installation of the main server from CD 
or USB stick all other machines can be installed via the network. The provided 
school server provides LDAP database and Kerberos authentication service, 
centralized home directories, DHCP server, web proxy and many other services. 
The desktop contains more than 60 educational software packages and more are 
available from the Debian archive, and schools can choose between KDE, Gnome, 
LXDE and Xfce desktop environment. 

This is the seventh test release based on Debian Wheezy. Basically this is an 
updated and slightly improved version compared to the Squeeze release. 

Notes for upgrades from Alpha Prereleases 

Alpha based installations should reinstall or downgrade the versions of gosa 
and libpam-mklocaluser to the ones used in this beta release. Both alpha and 
beta0 based installations should reinstall or deal with gosa.conf manually; 
there are two options: (1) Keep gosa.conf and edit this file as outlined on 
the mailing list. (2) Accept the new version of gosa.conf and replace both 
contained admin password placeholders with the password hashes found in the 
old one (backup copy!). In both cases all users need to change their password 
to make sure a password is set for CIFS access to their home directory. 


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