[LON-CAPA-admin] 2.0.1 Released

Guy Albertelli II guy at albertelli.com
Thu Sep 1 19:29:15 EDT 2005

New Version 2.0.1 Released

Updating is highly suggested.

Notable Bug Fixes:
- documentation fixes
- chemistry templates and math example files are now installed
- increased number of lonc connection attempts
- portfolio quota calculation is now correct
- caching of hostname lookups makes startup faster
- batch course creation correctly creates new users
- userstatus.pl ignores public users
- IE no longer will right align the Insert boxes
- grading no longer considers an empty submission a plagiarism of
  another empty submission
- usernames with underscore work on grade whole course screen
- conditional hints work properly again
- workaround for Safari bugs in Coordinate selection
- access restriction parameter value of 'no' is ignored now
- <problem bgcolor=""> works again
- use of () in "re" type <stringresponse> works correctly
- searching on a machine with MySQL 4.X works
- Spreadsheets can be edited again
- Spreadsheet's 'Save and Make Default' works correctly
- statistics no longer forgets to untie the course hash
- EXT in a problem can ask questions about a different problem
- image replication works more correctly on an empty server
- forward and backward work again when there are several of the same
  resources in a row
- Dump course docs works again (sequences are named properly)

To install this update:

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

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, 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-2.0.1.tar.gz

and untar it

tar xzvf loncapa-2.0.1.tar.gz

4) Run the UPDATE script as root
cd loncapa-2.0.1

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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