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Revision as of 13:27, 7 April 2005

Introduction

The UBUNTU distribution is based on Debian.

UBUNTU is committed to a new release every six months.

Read about UBUNTU on the wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_Linux

Ubuntu is the number one Open Source distribution, see: http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=current#1

Get your own CD's from Ubuntu:
http://shipit.ubuntulinux.org/

Read the online Ubuntu guide:
http://www.ubuntuguide.org/
or
ftp://ftp.ee.sun.ac.za/UBUNTU/docs/ubuntu4.10/index.html

For more about Linux/Open Source on campus go to: http://www.sulug.sun.ac.za

Installation on Campus

  • After installation run the "synaptic" package manager or modify the /etc/apt/sources.list file as the root user in a console and add the following sources:
#Ubuntu sources

## Warty ##

deb ftp://archive.sun.ac.za/mirrorsites/ubuntu.com warty main restricted universe multiverse

deb ftp://archive.sun.ac.za/mirrorsites/ubuntu.com warty-updates main restricted universe multiverse

deb ftp://archive.sun.ac.za/mirrorsites/ubuntu.com warty-security main restricted universe multiverse

## Hoary ##

deb ftp://archive.sun.ac.za/mirrorsites/ubuntu.com hoary main restricted universe multiverse

deb ftp://archive.sun.ac.za/mirrorsites/ubuntu.com hoary-updates main restricted universe multiverse

deb ftp://archive.sun.ac.za/mirrorsites/ubuntu.com hoary-security main restricted universe multiverse

# Sinetkey to open your varsity firewall key. "man sinetkey" after install.

deb http://www.cs.sun.ac.za/~iburger/debian woody contrib
  • Then as the root user in a console type;
apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade
  • Or enable the system/software update with the "synaptic" package manager program.