[LON-CAPA-admin] Release Candidate

Guy Albertelli II guy at albertelli.com
Fri Dec 23 15:25:12 EST 2005

New Release Candidate Version

This version is installed on the MSU servers and a couple of other

Notable Bug Fixes since
- public access should get the desired language correct
- whats new faster for people with lots of discussion to read
- EditXML & Edit of problems in CSTR will warn you if you are about 
   to lose unsaved changes
- uploading scores from csv checks that storage succeeded
- <displayweight /> now correctly ignores hidden parts 
- csv upload of scores works better with blank records
- portfolio metadata editor more consistent, easier to use
- DC select course link works again
- answer only prints path correctly and no longer print the copyright line 
  over top the last answer
- student names sort case-insensitively in all STAT/CHRT/SPRS displays
- when retrieving sort file list into version number order
- <parse> was incorrectly outputting text in answer mode
- partially correct problem handle correct in GRDS screen 
  (in external or spreadsheet modes)
- BT internal data structures resemble homework problems more closely
To install this update:

1) You will need to be running Fedora Core 3 or 4, RHEL ES 4, 
      SuSe 9.3, or SLES 9

2) If running Fedora, use yum to update your machine and then install the
      LONCAPA-prerequisites (if not already installed).

yum update
yum install LONCAPA-prerequisites

    If running SuSe or SLES, use you to update your machine.
    if running RHEL, use up2date to update your machine.

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

and untar it

tar xzvf loncapa-

4) Run the UPDATE script as root
cd loncapa-

5) restart the Lon-CAPA system services
/etc/rc.d/init.d/loncontrol stop
/etc/rc.d/init.d/loncontrol start

6) restart the webserver:

Fedora/Red Hat Enterprise:
/etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd stop
/etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd start

SuSe / SLES:
/etc/init.d/apache stop
/etc/init.d/apache 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   0-7-1-8-27,137

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