Bugzilla – Bug 6199
support Dell Wyse ThinLinux
Last modified: 2019-09-18 13:22:08
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Dell Wyse has rolled out a new OS to replace their SUSE based Enhanced Linux,
called ThinLinux. It was released last year and is the only Linux option on the
latest round of hardware.
We need to check what it is and see how to get the ThinLinc client on there.
We got a machine here now and it turns out that they are still using SUSE. But
they have upgraded to SUSE Enterprise Linux Server 12 SP2. All the squashfs
magic seems to be gone now, so I think it is a fairly standard SLES system with
a heavily customised gnome 3 desktop.
Hopefully this means that our normal RPM packaging can be used right away on
this system and just needs some hooks for their connection manager.
They've now released ThinLinux 2.0, which is based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
They're web page is a mess though. No mention of the 1.0 vs 2.0 stuff when you
browse terminals. And they don't even show ThinLinux in the overviews. It only
pops up as a choice once you start customizing a device.
From the ThinLinux 1.0.1 release notes:
> Policy for RPMs not certified by Dell
> RPMs from SUSE or third parties are allowed to install into ThinLinux. Dell does not support
> them. It would be customers’ responsibility to make sure not to break any Dell features.
And from the ThinLinux 2.0 data sheet:
> ThinLinux 2.0 opens doors to the world of apps available
> at Ubuntu 16.04 public repository, and makes the install
> process a breeze.
Support for the old version was removed in r33345, in case it turns out there
are some parts we want to dig out for the new system.