The Linux Enthusiasts Group (LEG) is a Society at the University of Cape Town, affiliated with the Cape Linux Users Group. This site focuses exclusively on the use of Linux, and other free software at UCT. LEG isn't currently a user group in it's own right. If you want help with linux, you should join the CLUG Mailing lists.


LEG needs support on campus:

  • Departments who can include us in their budget would be welcome. Our mirror’s content grows at around 50GiB / month, and so we need to add disks or remove content regularly.
  • If you (or anyone you know) uses Linux/*BSD/*nix at UCT, please add yourself to this wiki page, and keep it up to date. We judge distro usage based on our own biases, so if you need a specific older version, or distro that the LEG admins don’t like, we need to know about it.
  • Spread the word: students and staff need to know that we exist and are there to help.
  • Please join the LEG mailing lists: leg-announce, leg-chat, follow our forums, and come to any events we organise.

Thank you to our current sponsors: Department of Chemical Engineering, Virtual Infrastructure Architects, Department of Computer Science, CERECAM.

New disk array - thank you sponsors

We’ve just upgraded the LEG mirror to a 10TiB ZFS disk array.

Thank you Radar & Remote Sensing Group, CERECAM, Computer Science Department and Prof Klaus Moller (Chemical Engineering Department) for donating disks.

Also, thank you Graham Inggs (Engineering and Built Environment Faculty) for a RAM upgrade, and making this all happen.

The array is already half full, but should provide growing space for a couple more years.

Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot Released

Ubuntu 11.10 has released. Of course, we have it on our mirror, in the usual place:

To upgrade an existing system on campus, see the instructions here

Come and join us for a release party on Saturday

IP Address change

The LEG servers are having their IP Addresses renumbered, as part of a cleanup of the Chemical Engineering network. Hopefully you won’t notice this, but if you do notice any problems, please contact the LEG admins.

One issue we can’t deal with: Passive FTP won’t work for the next couple of days.

Ubuntu 11.04 is out

Ubuntu 11.04 is released. As usual, we have the ISOs:

To upgrade an existing system on campus, see the instructions here.

Please come and join us in celebrating the release at the release party on Saturday. Details, Facebook, Announcement.

Would you like another laptop table in TSL?

78% (7 votes)
don't care
22% (2 votes)
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 9

CLAM upgraded to squeeze

Clam is now running the latest Debian version, squeeze (which is also available on our mirror, naturally).

Enjoy (and please report issues)

Mirror outage

We are having some problems with our disk array, and have had to reboot the mirror server a few times today. We’ll do our best to get everything running smoothly again as soon as possible.

Mirroring is currently suspended.

UPDATE: Mirroring resumed. We are running on a different storage array, while we debug this fully.

Kubuntu Updates mirror added

LEG now mirrors Kubuntu Updates from kubuntu-ppa. This repository mostly contains KDE point releases, though it does also contain updates to other software packages such as Amarok and KOffice.

To use this repository add the following line to your /etc/apt/sources.list

deb maverick main

Ubuntu Maverick Release Party

Here is the info for the next Ubuntu Release party. The date is 10.10.10 and the party will start officially for us at 10:10(UTC+2), lets synchronise watches.

Bring a blank CD, bring an external drive, bring a board-game, bring something to braai, bring something to drink, bring a machine to upgrade, bring a friend.

We will again be meeting at the Spar just down the road from the Venue at 9:45am.

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