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.

OLPC Disk Image

Thanks to Antoine’s OLPC Talk tonight, here is a OLPC Live CD.


Toaster Wifi Proxy

If you are a toaster wifi user, you now don’t need to worry about proxies any more.

Use direct connections, Autodetection, or UCT’s wpad, and they should all work transparently.

Downtime today: Hard drive replaced

This server was down for an hour today, while I swapped out one of the mirror RAID-5 hard drives. It started developing bad sectors a couple of weeks ago.

Thanks to Norman at Drive Control for having a replacement drive ready for us, without the normal “come back in 2 days, after we’ve tested it” procedure with most suppliers.

The new drive is synced, and everything should be working as normal. isn't mirrored any more. seems to have gone badly off the rails. Hotmail and UCT are both listed, so it isn’t that useful around UCT :-)

We aren’t mirroring it any more.


If you haven’t heard about it yet, UCT has a new wireless link to UWC. So we can now access fast, and they can access LEG fast.

LEG Servers are running etch

This is actually an old story (we upgraded them the day after it released). But I’m announcing it because it means you can now download DVD ISOs by http, ftp, or rsync.

They used to not be downloadable, because Apache wasn’t compiled with Large File support, but that’s all fixed in etch’s Apache 2.2

Unfortunately, our toaster still doesn’t support DVDs, as it’s new DVD writers went missing, somewhere in the CS department.

Centos 5

Centos 5 has hit the mirror and toaster


Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring release

Mandriva Linux 2007.1 “Spring” has been released and is on the mirror. CD and DVD images are at /pub/linux/mandriva/official/iso/2007.1/.

Ubuntu Feisty is here

Ubuntu 7.04 (codename “Feisty Fawn”) has been released, and we have the CD images on our server and toaster:

DVDs: (clogged upstream, they are coming down slowly…)

Gentoo Mirror


Gentoo Linux is a 1st class citizen on our mirror. Although the LEG admins don’t use it themselves, several of their friends do, so the mirror should always be in tip-top condition.

CD Images and Stage Tarballs

We mirror ISO images and stage tarballs for x86 and amd64, under /pub/linux/gentoo/releases/.

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