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Version 0.4.0 released

posted Jan 16, 2012, 11:08 PM by Alkis Georgopoulos
Version 0.4.0 fixes a significant certificate problem, if you had 0.3.x installed please read on for some manual steps you need to do for the upgrade. No special steps are needed for new installations.

Epoptes uses OpenSSL encryption for the client / server communication. Unfortunately by default openssl generates a certificate which is only valid for one month, so any 0.3.x epoptes installations stopped working after a month!
To remedy that, the 0.4 installation script generates a new certificate in /etc/epoptes/server.crt and server.key which is valid for 5 years, but it's your responsibility to transfer it to your LTSP chroot or to all of your standalone workstations, otherwise epoptes still won't work.

The method to transfer the certificate is described in the installation page. In short, you just issue the following command from your chroot or from your clients:
epoptes-client -c

Don't forget to also update the epoptes-client package - just run apt-get update if you installed it from a repository.

Finally, here's the changelog for the new version:
  • Generate an OpenSSL certificate valid for 5 years instead of 1 month.
  • Implement client groups.
  • Fix active display detection in recent KDE versions.
  • Fix logout in XFCE.
  • Add French, German, Russian and Slovak translations. Many thanks to the translators!