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LCFG Project

LCFG Project

Recent Activity for the LCFG project

Weekly Changes – 24/06/2024

All fairly minor changes this week, here are the details of the few notable changes…

Network Configuration

It is now possible to select a different primary network interface for a system by specifying a value for the LCFG_NETWORK_PRIMARY_NIC macro at the top of the LCFG profile.

Dell PowerEdge R760

There is a new header for the Dell PowerEdge R760 server model. Currently it is just a clone of the header for the R750, we still need to test it fully.

Ubuntu Installer

A couple of minor tweaks have been made to the Ubuntu installer. The fallback NTP servers (for when nothing is specified via DHCP) have been changed to two provided by Janet – and Also, the Kerberos authentication prompt now gives 2 examples of principal names to make it clearer that /admin is not always the correct choice.


There is a new header – ed/options/nodejs.h – which can be used to include the upstream LTS version of the nodejs software. That can be enabled using the ED_OPTIONS_NODEJS_LTS macro. Note that this conflicts with many of the standard nodejs packages from Ubuntu so you have to be careful about what you attempt to install. Currently this is using version 18 but hopefully that will soon be updated to 20.

There is new support for aptly mirroring of the nodejs version 20 repository. The mirror can be enabled using the APTLY_MIRROR_NODEJS20 macro. This isn’t currently working due to issues with the GPG signing key, hopefully that will all be resolved this week.

Changes to headers and package lists

Members of the Informatics Computing team can browse all the changes to the headers and package lists.

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