[LON-CAPA-admin] Fedora v. Enterprise Linux

Stuart Raeburn raeburn at msu.edu
Fri Jul 22 08:42:57 EDT 2005

LON-CAPA is now supported on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and a link to 
installation instructions has been added to the install site 

LON-CAPA installation on RHEL uses up2date rather than yum to install 
the packages which LON-CAPA requires.  This approach was taken to 
conform to the mechanism most likely to be used by RHEL administrators 
to keep their systems up to date.  However, yum can be used, although 
yum would need to be installed as it is not part of the RHEL 
distribution (unlike Fedora), and a yum repository of RHEL packages 
would need to be available.  A subscription to Red Hat Network is 
required to use up2date.

Currently RPMs for the 32-bit x86 architecture have been made available 
for prerequisites for LON-CAPA that are unavailable from RHN. RPMs for 
the 64-bit x86 architecture will be made available next week for both 
RHEL and Fedora core 4.  It is anticipated that instructions for 
installation of LON-CAPA on SuSE 9.2 (and 9.3) will also be available on 
the install site towards the end of next week.

Stuart Raeburn
MSU LON-CAPA development/support

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