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.

Debian & Ubuntu sources

Added sources for the Debian and Ubuntu repositories this weekend. This means that deb-src lines in /etc/apt/sources.list won’t produce errors.

Also added canonical-partner, together with a virtualhost, so if you run

$ http_proxy= sudo aptitude install flashplugin-installer

It should download and install flash correctly.

Announcing Ubuntu 9.10

Ubuntu 9.10, Karmic Koala, has been released. We have the CDs on our mirror, and should have the DVDs soon.

If you want to upgrade your existing Ubuntu system, see the instructions here.

LEG is hosting the Ubuntu-ZA release party in TSL on Saturday 7th November. Come and join us.

Mirror Cleanup

As ever, disk space is low, and a whole pile of things have been cleaned up. If you really need something we deleted, let an admin know.


We have a copy of Linux4one on the mirror if anyone is interested.

Linux4one is a remix of Ubuntu Netbook Remix for Acer AspireOne netbooks. These can be bought from Incredible Connection for R2000, but ship with Linpus Linux Lite, which many users don’t like.

Update: That URL pointed at Linux Mint, fixed.

Fedora 11 available

The Fedora 11 release is now available on the mirror. See our Fedora page to find out where to get it.

Ubuntu 9.04 Released

All Ubuntu users probably know that Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope just released.

As usual you can find ISOs on your favourite mirror or freedom toaster:

To upgrade an existing Ubuntu system, you’ll need to follow these instructions

If you download a DVD and it’s exactly 4GB chances are you are using a client (browser) or file-system that doesn’t support bigger files. Get the CD instead.

Fedora 10 available

Fedora 10 is (finally) available on the mirror. ISO images are available:

Ubuntu Intrepid Released

Ubuntu Intrepid is out.

We have:

The live DVDs should be arriving in the next couple of days.

If you want to upgrade your Ubuntu system on campus, follow these notes

Site Updated to Drupal 6

We’ve ugraded this site to Drupal 6, so please report any new bugs you find.

New features:

  • You can receive e-mail updates when things happen on the site. Look under “My Account”.
  • Photographs should be displayed in the forums.
  • URL changes should never result in 404s.
  • We have fancy syntax-highlighting for code (see filter tips).
  • Better anti-spam.
  • Your favourite input-format will be remembered.

Toaster Update

The Freedom Toaster has been updated with all of this season’s releases. Enjoy.

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