[LON-CAPA-admin] New Beta Version 0.99.3

Guy Albertelli II guy at albertelli.com
Fri Jun 27 15:14:13 EDT 2003

New Beta Version 0.99.3 Released

An even better release, we will be running this one at MSU, starting
tommorrow, it starting to look pretty good.

109 bugs fixed in this release


Notable Fixes from 0.99.2:
- new spread sheet code should be functional
- CHRT/quickgrades can now output scores if you want
  weight*correctness as the points
- course initialization helper
- lots of little interface issues have been cleaned up

1) You will need to be running Redhat 7.X (preferably 7.3)
   for this release to work

2) if you haven;t already download and install the 3.7 systemperl rpm

If you are running RedHat 7.X get

Install it by doing:
rpm -e `rpm -q -a | grep systemperl`
rpm --install --force --nodeps LON-CAPA-systemperl-3.7-rh7.i386.rpm

Verify it is installed by doing:

$ rpm -q LON-CAPA-systemperl

RedHat 7.X will show

3) Download the new LON-CAPA tarball from
wget http://install.lon-capa.org/versions/loncapa-0.99.3.tar.gz

and untar it

tar xzvf loncapa-0.99.3.tar.gz

4) Run the UPDATE script as root
cd loncapa-0.99.3

5) restart the system services
/etc/rc.d/init.d/loncontrol stop
/etc/rc.d/init.d/loncontrol start
/etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd stop
/etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd start

1) Many questions are answered at http://help.lon-capa.org
2) Defects reports, and enhancements requests can be entered at
3) Mailing lists can be joined and left at http://mail.lon-capa.org
4) We have withdrawn support for RedHat 6.2 for subsequent releases
   please update your systems to RedHat 7.3
5) We are working on supporting RedHat 8.0 and 9 more easily, but for
   right now Lon-CAPA should work on 8.0 or 9 systems, You will need
   to install all of the CPAN modules by hand, (You can use the TEST
   script to find out what is missing.) And you can use the
   apache/mod_perl/mm rpms at http://install.loncapa.org/resources/ to
   install apache 1.3.X and mod_perl 1, also grab the tth.so up there
   and replace the one in the loncapa tarfile before running UPDATE

guy at albertelli.com  LON-CAPA Developer  0-7-6-7-

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