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* Add forward and reverse DNS entries for the machine. <!>
* Add the machine to DHCP. <!>
* Add the machine to Samba (create a local account for it on musundo). <!>
 * Add forward and reverse DNS entries for the machine. <!> ''Not essential for setup''
 * Add the machine to DHCP. <!> ''Not essential for setup''
 * Add the machine to Samba (create a local account for it on musundo). <!> ''Probably only needs to be added in LDAP, and thus could be made available to winadmins via ACLs''
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* Install Windows XP SP2 and configure it to be part of the domain 'UCCDOMAIN'. <!>
* Install device drivers (graphics and sound most importantly).
* Set up printing.
* Add Winadmins to computer administrators.
 * Install Windows XP SP2 and configure it to be part of the domain 'UCCDOMAIN'. <!> ''why does this require wheel rights?''
 
* Install device drivers (graphics and sound most importantly).
 * Set up printing.
 * Add Winadmins to computer administrators.
 * Configure WPKG. ''Install WPKG Client 1.2.1.msi, and load settings.xml, both in //musundo/wpkg''
 * Turn Windows Updates on to fully-automatic.
 * Add static route for 130.95.13.0/26: at a command prompt, type
{{{route add -p 130.95.13.0 MASK 255.255.255.192 130.95.13.65}}}
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7zip
OpenOffice
Media Player 11
Adobe Reader
Firefox
PuTTY
CD Burning Software
F-Prot Antivirus
VLC
Flash player
Daemon Tools
Windows Live messenger
Steam
Java Runtime Environment
Audacity
Software in this list should either be free to download and install, or something that the UCC has a license for. Some preference is given to software which is [http://wpkg.org/Category:Silent_Installers easily deployed with WPKG].

 * OpenOffice
 * Media Player 11
 * Adobe Reader
 * CD Burning Software ''such as? possibilities include http://www.deepburner.com/ and http://infrarecorder.sourceforge.net/''
 * F-Prot Antivirus \\musundo\fprot\ contains installers (use the MSI packages) and license codes in licenses.txt.
 * VLC
 * Daemon Tools (v3.46 was the last release before it was bundled with spyware, see http://www.daemon-tools.cc/dtcc/download.php?mode=Download&id=70)
 * Windows Live messenger
 * Steam
 * Audacity
 * Google Talk
 * irfanview (and the plugin that knows about jpeg orientation jfif tags)
 * winscp
 * DirectX 9 runtime

=== What about... ===
 * ActiveState ActivePython and/or ActivePerl
 * Eclipse? Massive but apparently Java programmers love it
 * NetBeans? Not nearly as massive (but still quite large)
 * Komodo Edit, a rather nice lightweight programmers' editor
 * gVim, the logical alternative to the above
 * TortoiseSVN
 * Cygwin ''I vote no, it's horrible [DAA]''
 * sequoiaview?
 * Hardware design tools like ..
 * SwitcherCADIII (free download with very active support list)
 * Ultium Designer (on at least one machine) or Free (limited) version of Eagle
 * Pushing the UCC CA out over WPKG? http://wpkg.org/SSL_CA_Install
 * Inkscape
 * The GIMP

== Installed automatically via WPKG ==
 * Java Runtime Environment
 * Firefox 3
 * Flash player
 * PuTTY (''also add the binary directory to %PATH% [RVS]'' - not done yet)
 * Xming
 * GTK+ 2.14
 * 7zip
 * FileZilla
 * Thunderbird
 * [http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/isorecorder.htm ISORecorder]
 * Ario (MPD client: http://ario-player.sourceforge.net/)


= Linux machines =
 * Add a root user and nuke the initial unprivileged user
 * Set up NFS:
  * Add the machine to DNS if it isn't there already
  * Add the ethernet (MAC) address to madako's /etc/dhcp3/dhcpd.conf if it isn't there already
  * Add the machine to the 'sharemgr share' output on Musundo
  * Add the fstab line (copy off martello or something)
  * mount -a and hope
 * Set up ["LDAP"]
 * Install packages: zsh, ncurses-term, vim
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CategorySystemAdministration

One day, it would be nice to have a standard operating environment for UCC clubroom machines. Currently the state of them could be described as varying degrees of broken, partly due to having no defined procedure for setting them up. The purpose of this page is to brainstorm what this procedure should be.

Steps marked with <!> require a wheel member, anything else can be done by a winadmin.

Steps to do before/during installation

  • Add forward and reverse DNS entries for the machine. <!> Not essential for setup

  • Add the machine to DHCP. <!> Not essential for setup

  • Add the machine to Samba (create a local account for it on musundo). <!> Probably only needs to be added in LDAP, and thus could be made available to winadmins via ACLs

During/after installation

  • Install Windows XP SP2 and configure it to be part of the domain 'UCCDOMAIN'. <!> why does this require wheel rights?

  • Install device drivers (graphics and sound most importantly).
  • Set up printing.
  • Add Winadmins to computer administrators.
  • Configure WPKG. Install WPKG Client 1.2.1.msi, and load settings.xml, both in //musundo/wpkg

  • Turn Windows Updates on to fully-automatic.
  • Add static route for 130.95.13.0/26: at a command prompt, type

route add -p 130.95.13.0 MASK 255.255.255.192 130.95.13.65

Software to install

Software in this list should either be free to download and install, or something that the UCC has a license for. Some preference is given to software which is [http://wpkg.org/Category:Silent_Installers easily deployed with WPKG].

What about...

  • ActiveState ActivePython and/or ActivePerl

  • Eclipse? Massive but apparently Java programmers love it
  • NetBeans? Not nearly as massive (but still quite large)

  • Komodo Edit, a rather nice lightweight programmers' editor
  • gVim, the logical alternative to the above
  • TortoiseSVN
  • Cygwin I vote no, it's horrible [DAA]

  • sequoiaview?
  • Hardware design tools like ..
  • SwitcherCADIII (free download with very active support list)
  • Ultium Designer (on at least one machine) or Free (limited) version of Eagle
  • Pushing the UCC CA out over WPKG? http://wpkg.org/SSL_CA_Install

  • Inkscape
  • The GIMP

Installed automatically via WPKG

Linux machines

  • Add a root user and nuke the initial unprivileged user
  • Set up NFS:
    • Add the machine to DNS if it isn't there already
    • Add the ethernet (MAC) address to madako's /etc/dhcp3/dhcpd.conf if it isn't there already
    • Add the machine to the 'sharemgr share' output on Musundo
    • Add the fstab line (copy off martello or something)
    • mount -a and hope
  • Set up ["LDAP"]
  • Install packages: zsh, ncurses-term, vim


CategorySystemAdministration