Install SchoolTool in Ubuntu 18.04

Asked by erwin on 2020-05-07

I am upgrading my Ubuntu server from version 14.04 to 18.04. Currently I am using SchoolTool for my personal use and now I want to deploy the system in a public school in Las Pinas City, Metro Manila, Philippines. I am recommending the use of SchoolTool to address the current Covid-19 situation. Can someone help me with my problem.

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #1

SchoolTool seems to be pretty dead. I do not find anything newer than a version from 2016, and there is no version available for Ubuntu releases since Ubuntu 17.04 because dependencies cannot be met.
See bug #1665464

Even the hompeage does not exist any more (to be exact, reroutes to pages with dubious contents).

erwin (romsihackximus-gmail) said : #2

Thank you for your response.

OK, I know that there is no SchoolTool version other than Ubuntu 14.04. My question is will it be possible to install in a newer Ubuntu version without using the repository thru ppa. Can I download SchoolTool source and compile it on my new server or by using other technology like Docker container.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #3

I cannot help with that, you have to try yourself.
I suggest that you download the tarball from (right side), unpack it and go through the README file.

erwin (romsihackximus-gmail) said : #4

Thank you for always accommodating my questions. Appreciate it so much.

Does 2.8.5 Release contains cando, gradebook, intervention, and journal. Do I have to download the individual components.

erwin (romsihackximus-gmail) said : #5

I have found the link, that solved my problem. Thank you so much for you time.