Looking forward to NethServer 7

How will be NethServer 7?

I started some experiments with RPM builds, yesterday. I’d like to reach a v7-alpha1 release very quickly.

My goal for the alpha1 release is having the whole nethserver-iso RPM group available, that means

  • Events & template system
  • Server Manager
  • Basic networking (with lokkit?)

I’d like minimising code changes, to keep 7 almost equal to 6.6. However some things require an adjustment due to the underlying system changes. On CentOS 7

  • upstart was replaced by systemd
  • RPM conflicts on directories raise errors

So I’m thinking about reviewing .spec files and applying some changes to nethserver-lib, to support systemd.

Please comment!


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What about syslog to journal, how’s that affect your log module?

Honestly, 7 is what I’m waiting on for Nethserver… 6.6 just isn’t worth the investment for me, php, apache… sideloading, no.

I don’t know; have you any suggestion?

As usual I’m starting from CentOS Minimal. I see rsyslog was installed by Anaconda and this is enough for me for the time being :blush:

Hope you’ll test it soon! :wink:

Find the differences :wink:

I managed to get Server Manager up and running on CentOS 7 :smiley:


Photoshop? :smiley:

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Speachless !!!
But after all i know it’s real :smile:

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Nethserver 7 ??? Unbelievable… When I’ll able to download it ? I can’t wait :smile:


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I look forward

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I’m ready to start building on v7 when you’ve got something ready to build on…

I’m rebuilding RPMs, fixing paths and dependencies and writing basic systemd unit files.

The ISO is almost completed, and Server Manager seems regular. Now, to move to the next step, I ought to push all RPMs in YUM repos, so anybody can test them one by one.

I hope to finish today :wink: stay tuned!


v7-alpha1 update 2015-05-22

:sunglasses: I managed to have:

  • installation procedure on CentOS 7.1.1503 minal
  • networking (with lokkit)
  • server-manager running

:confounded: I also made an attempt with ISO building, but decided to not release the ISO as only unattended installation works!

:icecream: just to have a taste of NethServer 7, install the official CentOS 7.1.1503 Minimal ISO, then type the following commands:

# yum localinstall http://mirror.nethserver.org/nethserver/7.1.1503/base/x86_64/Packages/nethserver-release-7-0.1.6.g3dbb849.ns7.noarch.rpm
# nethserver-install

:point_up: Additional packages can be installed from the Software Center, but they’ll likely not work.

:alarm_clock: The next goal is having every service (ahem, at least …80% of them) up and running, fixing RPM dirs ownership. In the next weeks I’ll fix them one by one, stay tuned!


Should we report issues we find while testing? Where?

There are two known issues categories, with their respective issue number:

  • #3145: -update events not signalled during package installation, due to RPM directories ownership (rpm -qf ...).
  • #3149: Upstart and SysV init scripts cause service startup and management problems.

If the problem you find is related to those issues, you could comment thereon, providing a relevant excerpt of /var/log/messages.

Otherwise report the issue here on Discourse, as usual. Then we’ll see if open a new enhancement on dev.netheserver.org or not.

:blush: sorry, I can’t resist: I checked it out on Fedora Server, too…

Fedora release 22 (Twenty Two)

I wrestled with dnf but finally got Server Manager up:


on IBM POWER8, too :smile:

Why not? If you have a RHEL subscription…

[root@poseidon ~]# cat /etc/redhat-release 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 7.1 (Maipo)


Poseidon sounds good… :sweat_smile:

I renamed it, after seeing how fast it built RPMs. It was so POwerful :rocket:

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