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Installing SchoolTool

SchoolTool in Ubuntu Universe Repositories

In Ubuntu 12.04 LTS through 14.04 LTS, the “Universe” package repository contains the version of SchoolTool current at the time of the operating system’s release.

SchoolTool in Personal Package Archives

Current versions of SchoolTool are available in the “SchoolTool Owners” team’s Personal Package Archives PPA at SchoolTool 2.8 and later releases are organized by numbered PPA.

Thus, to install or upgrade to SchoolTool 2.8, add the 2.8 PPA to your server’s sources list.

Using the command line:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:schooltool-owners/2.8

If you get an “add-apt-repository not found” error, install it:

$ sudo apt-get install software-properties-common


To install SchoolTool (from Ubuntu Universe or the PPA) simply search for “SchoolTool” in the Ubuntu Software Center and click Install next to the SchoolTool entry.

Or enter at the command line:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install schooltool

After installation, the schooltool server can be accessed from the server at http://localhost:7080. See Accessing SchoolTool from Other Computers.

Upgrading SchoolTool

To upgrade SchoolTool to a new “point” (2.6, 2.8, etc.), switch to a repository containing a newer version as described above, and enter:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

To upgrade to a minor release (2.8.1, 2.8.2, etc), you do not need to change the repository. Simply enter:

$ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade