[LON-CAPA-admin] Released

Guy Albertelli II guy at albertelli.com
Fri Jul 16 14:25:55 EDT 2004

New Version Released

This release is deployed at MSU.

Notable bugfixes:
- help added
- new hosted highschools added
- new message 'Compter's answer now shown' was showing up multiple times in
   some cases.
- Fedora Core 2's GD was incorrectly handling pallatized PNGs
- rightarrow was showing up incorrectly in the edit reaction screen
- course parm 'Select ... File' wasn't working
- createcourse only shows data for institutions you have acess to
- 'Mark All Posts Read' link 
- help menu works in inline remote mode
- autoenroll no longer enforces all caps in kerberos domains
- printing of tables should do a better job with images
- printing tables with <th> works
- support request work for users with large numbers of roles
- support request allow attachements
- fixed so tag attributes available for variable evaluation again
- randomlabel's labels are avaialble when parsing for answer

Known Issues:

- 1.1 servers are unable to host sessions for course running on 1.2
   servers, you will need to upgrade all machines in the cluster at the
   same time. )or at least the access servers need to be updated
   before the library servers)
- the TEST script is dysfunctional and reports errors when there are none.

To install this update:

1) You will need to be running Fedora Core 2 or RedHat 7.3
     release to work 

2) if you are running RedHat 7.3 and you will need to install the
     3.11 systemperl rpm

First get:

Install it by doing:
rpm -e `rpm -q -a | grep systemperl`
rpm --install --force --nodeps LON-CAPA-systemperl-3.11-rh7.i386.rpm

Verify it is installed by doing:

$ rpm -q LON-CAPA-systemperl

RedHat 7.X will show

3) if you are running Fedora Core 2

  A) update to mod_perl_1-1.26-6.fc2

wget http://install.loncapa.org/versions/fedora/mod_perl_1-1.26-6.fc2.i386.rpm

uninstall the current mod_perl
rpm -e mod_perl

install the new mod_perl
rpm -Uvh mod_perl_1-1.26-6.fc2.i386.rpm

   B) install the SSL rpms

wget http://install.loncapa.org/resources/fedora/perl-Net-SSLeay-1.23-0.1.fc2.dag.i386.rpm
wget http://install.loncapa.org/resources/fedora/perl-IO-Socket-SSL-0.94-0.1.fc2.dag.noarch.rpm

rpm -Uvh perl-Net-SSLeay-1.23-0.1.fc2.dag.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvh perl-IO-Socket-SSL-0.94-0.1.fc2.dag.noarch.rpm

   C) install the MIME rpms

wget http://install.loncapa.org/resources/fedora/perl-MIME-Types-1.13-1.noarch.rpm
wget http://install.loncapa.org/resources/fedora/perl-MIME-Lite-3.01-1.noarch.rpm

rpm -Uvh perl-MIME-Types-1.13-1.noarch.rpm
rpm -Uvh perl-MIME-Lite-3.01-1.noarch.rpm

4) Download the new LON-CAPA tarball from

RH 7.3:
wget http://install.lon-capa.org/versions/loncapa-

Fedora Core 2:
wget http://install.lon-capa.org/versions/loncapa-fedora-

and untar it

tar xzvf loncapa-
tar xzvf loncapa-fedora-

5) Run the UPDATE script as root
cd loncapa-

6) 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

guy at albertelli.com  LON-CAPA Developer  0-7-4-1-

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