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[yast-devel] WebYaST for Appliance Toolkit 1.1 Beta2 released
  • From: Josef Reidinger <jreidinger@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2010 15:16:06 +0200
  • Message-id: <201007211516.06564.jreidinger@xxxxxxx>
WebYaST for Appliance Toolkit 1.1 Beta2 Release Notes

About WebYaST

This is the first public release of WebYaST for Appliance Toolkit 1.1, combining
improved modules from the SP1 release with newly
developed functions.

WebYaST is a simple, easy to use, web-based administration tool
targeted at casual Linux administrators.

About this release

WebYaST for Appliance Toolkit 1.1 is available as an repository during
appliance build.
Repository is in (
internal only )

The WebYaST team has also made available a vmware demo appliance:
(201MiB) (public available) (due to bug in studio it doesn't contain vmx, but
it is not mandatory)

This release includes the following modules
([*] == new module/function compared to SP1)

- Administrator
root password, forward mails to an external account

- Eula
display product EULA

- Mail
configure outgoing mail server

- Patch and update
show system patch status
update system
selective update

- Software repositories
manage software repositories

- Registration
register system against Novell Customer Center

- Users
manage local users

- Services
manage system services (/etc/init.d)
manage custom service

- Firewall
simple firewall configuration

- Network
simple network configuration
DNS, Hostname

- Status
display system health status (cpu, network, disk)
display system logs
navigation option in logfile viewer

- Time and date
configure time and date
can set hardware clock format (UTC/localtime)
can set Ntp server

- Roles Management [*]
allows create role, assign to the role permissions and assign role to user

- LDAP [*]
configure LDAP and get users from it

- ActiveDirectory [*]
configure users from activeDirectory

Known Bugs

Please report bugs via;format=guided

There are already a couple of bugs known for the release, the major
ones are:

- After configuration samba users yastws service must be restarted to refresh
user database (bnc#622897)
- missing module for kerberos configuration (common LDAP setup is to
authentificate againts Kerberos)
- Roles assigned to ActiveDirectory users is not applied (bnc#624243)
- Cannot install patches

Happy testing!

Your YaST teams,
Josef Reidinger
YaST team
maintainer of perl-Bootloader, YaST2-Repair, parts of webyast
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