Profile management (Edubuntu 10.10)
I have your same needs and ....the same problems (with Edubuntu 10.10).
I need to use Sabayon but it works in very unpredictable manner:
sometimes works and sometimes there is no manner to add a profile to a
At the end it's not reliable and I'm very frustrated since I have a
school computer room with LTSP (10 thin-clients) with 200 user.
I hope that someone help us!
Giacomo, from Italy.
2011/2/4 Gilles Dubois <email@example.com>:
> Hi everybody !
> I would like to submit you a first problem.
> First I'm French but I know that sometimes linux doesn't like accentuated
> letters, and I avoid using them systematically, not to have problems with US
> scripts confused by these very decorative characters.
> But since I'm working for French speaking people I continue to use as much
> as possible my own language for interfaces.
> My problem is to define 'profiles' (mainly for the menu) and to associate
> these profiles to groups so that anybody who connects from a certain group
> will have the menu associated with this group.
> I first tried to use Sabayon, but first interface wasn't clear and second it
> didn't work at all. Now Sabayon is completely out of duty and refuses to
> work at all.
> So I decided to use the combination* MenuEditor + ProfileManager.
> I followed the tutorial and had to discover by myself a lot of
> inconveniences and special things not documented.
> Although you log in as superuser, you cannot save anywhere on the disk.
> In fact saving of a custom menu is possible only in your home directory.
> Now ProfileManager's lookup will never find anything except what is in
> And in fact it should be in some subdirectory of this directory (not
> MenuEditor save a menu as a compressed file.
> Fact that you HAVE TO add correct extension .tar.gz or not isn't completely
> In any case it seems to work in both cases.
> Fact that you have to unpack this archive first isn't documented too.
> In any case with or without specific extensions, unpacked or not unpacked,
> it seems that ProfileManager is satisfied with ANYTHING which is in any
> subdirectory of /etc/edubuntu-menueditor and creates a listing file
> Now the fact that ProfileManager seems to be satisfied doesn't prove that it
> will do the job.
> And in fact it doesn't.
> Once the association created, always the FULL menu appears to any user
> connected belonging to the group or not.
> And this behavior isn't changed if you reload the server and reload the
> I'm testing this for several hours now without any success.
> I posted something similar to a French Forum but without any answer.
> So I would be thankful if somebody here can help me a little.
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