CS2406 OPEN SOURCE lab manual ( OS lab manual) | for CSE - VII semester |by R.Anirudhan

CS2406 OPEN SOURCE lab manual ( OS lab manual)  | for CSE - VII semester |

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syllabus :
1. Kernel configuration, compilation and installation : Download / access the latest
kernel source code from kernel.org,compile the kernel and install it in the local
system.Try to view the source code of the kernel
2. Virtualisation environment (e.g., xen, kqemu or lguest) to test an applications, new
kernels and isolate applications. It could also be used to expose students to other
alternate OSs like *BSD
3. Compiling from source : learn about the various build systems used like the auto*
family, cmake, ant etc. instead of just running the commands. This could involve the
full process like fetching from a cvs and also include autoconf, automake etc.,
4. Introduction to packet management system : Given a set of RPM or DEB, how to
build and maintain, serve packages over http or ftp. and also how do you configure
client systems to access the package repository.
5. Installing various software packages
 Either the package is yet to be installed or an older version is existing. The
student can practice installing the latest version. Of course, this might need
internet access.
 Install samba and share files to windows
 Install Common Unix Printing System(CUPS)
6. Write userspace drivers using fuse -- easier to debug and less dangerous to
the system (Writing full-fledged drivers is difficult at student level)
7. GUI programming : a sample programme – using Gambas since the students
have VB knowledge. However, one should try using GTK or QT
8. Version Control System setup and usage using RCS, CVS, SVN
9. Text processing with Perl: simple programs, connecting with database e.g.,
10. Running PHP : simple applications like login forms after setting up a LAMP stack
11. Running Python : some simple exercise – e.g. Connecting with MySql database
12. Set up the complete network interface usinf ifconfig command liek setting
gateway, DNS, IP tables, etc.,
An environment like FOSS Lab Server (developed by NRCFOSS containing the various
Equivalent system with Linux distro supplemented with relevant packages
Once the list of experiments are finalised, NRCFOSS can generate full lab manuals
complete with exercises, necessary downloads, etc. These could be made available on
NRCFOSS web portal.
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