[LON-CAPA-admin] course could not be initialized at this time

Nathan Schoenack nathan.schoenack at ndsu.edu
Wed Jan 18 14:41:16 EST 2006

Thanks Guy!

Yep, that default.sequence file is totally empty.  I was able to find  
a backup of that default.sequence file and everything appears to be  
operating correctly.

How that default.sequence file was blanked is another matter...I  
don't know if it's worth the forensic study or not, but Dr. Sawicki  
(the CC) maintains he did not delete the file from DOCS.


On Jan 18, 2006, at 11:59 AM, Guy Albertelli II wrote:

> Hi Nathan,
>> I just found out that one of our professors was trying to upload a
>> file (unsuccessfully due to the full hard drive) when he first saw
>> the initialization problem...could that have put his course in some
>> strange state where the course is waiting for that file to be
>> uploaded?  I have the file he was trying to upload.  Could I possibly
>> copy into into the directory where LON-CAPA is trying to find it?
> I suspect that the .sequence files (specifcally default.sequence) is
> corrupted or deleted.
> Find the course id number (the syllabus link is a good spot)
> Take a look in
> /home/httpd/lonUsers/ndsu/c/o/u/courseid/userfiles/
> There should be a default.sequence file.
> It should contain multiple
> <resource id="XX" src="XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX" title="XXXXX"></resource>
> If it doesn't you'll likely need to restore the files in this
> directory from back up or recreate them.
> -- 
> guy at albertelli.com   0-7-1-8-27,137
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Nathan Schoenack
IT Research Support Specialist
NDSU Physics
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