Debian Edu Squeeze 6.0.4 Release Candidate 2
Posted on: 02/27/2012 09:20 AM

The second release candidate of Debian Edu Squeeze 6.0.4 has been released. Here the announcement:

We are very happy to announce "Debian Edu Squeeze 6.0.4 rc2", as we believe this is very close to what we will
release as r0 soon! See below for rc3 and 6.0.4 r0 release schedules!

Debian Edu aka Skolelinux is a Linux distribution based on Debian providing an out-of-the box environment of a
completely configured school network. It contains setup for a school server, PXE booting for diskless machines,
setup for installing stationary workstations and setup for workstations that can be taken away from the school

Several educational applications like celestia, drgeo, gcompris, geogebra, kalzium, kgeography solfege and
kgeography are included in the default desktop setup.

More information about Debian Edu is available at
squeeze-manual.html#AboutDebianEdu - Please note that this manual has been translated to various languages.

Those who already are using rc1 can upgrade to this version using apt-get upgrade. Users upgrading from beta3 must
make sure to keep the existing gosa.conf file for everything to keep working as expected when dpkg ask how to
handle the changed file during upgrade.

Complete download and installation instructions are available at

Read the "Getting Started" chapter of the manual to learn how to login for the first time.

Please file bugs on any issues you find, and (probably somewhat additionally) also mention those bugs and issues on
our status page at

Testing and giving feedback to or #debian-edu on is a very good way to
start contributing! Act now :-D

If you can do more, give the manual linked to above some love. It needs it.

Release schedule:

2012-03-04: release rc3
2012-03-11: release Debian Edu (r0) Squeeze 6.0.4
2012-03-25: r0 rc1
2012-04-01: release Debian Edu (r1) Squeeze 6.0.4

We might decide to aim for March 31st for edu r1, if you don't take this serious ;-p

Changes compared to rc1 version

* tasks/lang-fr (in rc2 only works for CD installs, will be fixed for DVD instals in rc3.)
* freerdp-x11 is installed by default as RDP and VNC client. (Previously rdesktop was installed instead.)
* Make backup system more robust in handling LDAP database dump and restart.
* Improve handing of removable media on thin clients. Show desktop notification longer when inserting new media
and provide an option to start dolphin when such media is inserted.
* Make sure the Main Server + Roaming Workstation profile selection give an error, as this is an invalid
* The Debian Edu Squeeze Manual has gained a Danish translation, which is currently in preparation.

The following features are not working as they should

* The RDP server set up on thin-client-servers gives distorted KDE desktop at least when logging in using
rdesktop (#608195). This is a bug in the vnc4server package, and a workaround is to use the tigervnc server

To download this multiarch netinstall CD release you can use

* rsync -avzP

To download this multiarch DVD release you can use

* rsync -avzP

To download the source DVD release you can use

* rsync -avzP

You can also download using one of the Skolelinux mirrors.


The MD5SUM of these images are:

* cbc4ff09b19fd860d0e8abcef0b1f0f5 debian-edu-6.0.4+edurc2-CD.iso
* db7d1e57ad363fd588a569b24a5db2f3 debian-edu-6.0.4+edurc2-DVD.iso
* 13eaea835c26163712fcb82609aa38c7 debian-edu-6.0.4+edurc2-source-DVD.iso

The SHA1SUM of these images are:

* 8f00b0c1a34e466a0b2f08a5643cd5c8281c9d30 debian-edu-6.0.4+edurc2-CD.iso
* 793979ea1d90460edb7cfe409c8968e0062c862e debian-edu-6.0.4+edurc2-DVD.iso
* e7cdd38b218ae3b3c7ceee94759cf46c3506b09e debian-edu-6.0.4+edurc2-source-DVD.iso

These sums are also available at

How to report bugs:

We're looking forward to hear your feedback!


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