[LON-CAPA-admin] Version 2.0.2 Released

Guy Albertelli II guy at albertelli.com
Wed Oct 5 17:34:29 EDT 2005

New Version 2.0.2 Released

Some nice cleanups here and there, I'd highly suggest installing.

There is a new dependency for non Fedora distributions, so please make sure
you do the rpms updates before installing.

Notable Bug Fixes:
- 'View Recent Activity' works again
- zombied resources could cause resources to not appear in DOCS
- course db file is once again built from scratch on login
- resource metadata was being cached for 24 hours rather than the expected
   10 minutes
- CODEs are really the specified length
- handgrade problems no longer show up with a difficulty of 1.0 in the
   What's New
- more help on printing added
- encrypted urls were failing to work correctly on SuSE 9.2
- system wide browse possible with a custom role
- lots of bridge task updates
- submitting a file with , in the name no longer confuses essayresponse
- assigning a grade to everone in a class works again
- .exam extension applies to all parts now
- can disable the automatic addition of points to the printout
- modify parameters sorts them more intelligently
- CSV upload creation of slots
- 'regrader' gets set for all grading actions ('grade whole class' wasn't
   always doing this)
- newlines in variables was causing problems in 'Script Vars' links

To install this update:

1) You will need to be running Fedora Core 2 or 3 or 4, RHEL ES 4, 
      Suse 9.2 or 9.3

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 standard packages on your machine
       - then use yast to 
            (a) refresh your installation sources
            (b) then update the LONCAPA-prerequisites package.

    If running RHEL, use up2date -u to update your machine.

3) Download the new LON-CAPA tarball from
wget http://install.lon-capa.org/versions/loncapa-2.0.2.tar.gz

and untar it

tar xzvf loncapa-2.0.2.tar.gz

4) Run the UPDATE script as root
cd loncapa-2.0.2

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

/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   0-7-2-1-27,137

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