Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, SchoolTool is an open-source, web based student information system designed for schools in the developing world, with support for localization, translation, automated deployment and updates via the Ubuntu repository.
The latest version available is SchoolTool 2.8.1, which has been released a while ago, coming with fixes and a bunch of improvements.
In this article I will show you how to install SchoolTool 2.8.1 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.
Because it is available via PPA, installing SchoolTool 2.8.1 on Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the schooltool package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:schooltool-owners/2.8
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install schooltool
To start SchoolTool, start the browser and type http://localhost:7080 and login. Both the username and password are schooltool.
To get remote access to SchoolTool, append your IP address to the /etc/schooltool/standard/paste.in:
$ sudo sed -i 's/127.0.0.1/YOUR_IP_ADDRESS/g' /etc/schooltool/standard/paste.in
Replace YOUR_IP_ADDRESS with the IP of your computer.
And restart the service:
$ sudo service restart schooltool
Optional, to remove schooltool, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove schooltool