[LON-CAPA-admin] Version 2.1.3 released

Jim Maxka jim.maxka at nau.edu
Fri Mar 31 20:09:45 EST 2006

Hi Guy  -- On Suse 9.3, loncapa-2.1.3 gives these errors on loncontrol 
stop and start.  I verfied that loncapa-2.1.2 does not give the errors.  
Loncapa appears to work OK. 

naua1:~/loncapa-2.1.3 # /etc/init.d/loncontrol stop
Stopping LON-CAPA
lonsql          stopped
lond            stopped
lonc            killed
lonhttpd        stopped
lonmemcached    stopped
Closing firewall access on port 5663.
iptables: Bad rule (does a matching rule exist in that chain?)
Error closing port.
Closing firewall access on port 8080.
iptables: Bad rule (does a matching rule exist in that chain?)
Error closing port.
xxxxxxxxon start
naua1:~/loncapa-2.1.3 # /etc/init.d/loncontrol start
Opening firewall access on port 5663.
iptables: No chain/target/match by that name
Error opening port.
Opening firewall access on port 8080.
iptables: No chain/target/match by that name
Error opening port.
Starting LON-CAPA
Starting LON-CAPA client and daemon processes (please be patient)
lonsql          started
lond            started
lonc            new started
lonhttpd        started
lonmemcached    started

Thanks for any comments -- Jim

Guy Albertelli II wrote:

>New Version 2.1.3 Released
>- It's highly suggested to install this bugfix release.
>Notable Bug Fixes since 2.1.2:
>- search database was not being correctly built, such that many resources
>  were not being included
>- 'View Student Activity' data processing is 30-60 times faster
>- course with large numbers of map conditions are evaluated significantly
>  faster
>- lond supports highly contended files correctly
>- institutional student photo support integrated with auto-enrollment,
>  (requires configuration and access to institutional photo repository)
>- scantron grading, the Unique CODE checking is now actually running 
>  when it option is selected
>Minor Bug Fixes since 2.1.2:
>- view classlist screen can include display of thumbnails of student photos
>  (if student photo access is enabled for the course)
>- searching multidomain machines correctly returns results for a specific
>  domain on the machine
>- bridgetask grading screen easier to use
>- can now do a bridgetask regrading of a specific user
>- bridgetask grading queue screen easier to read
>- CSV grade upload correctly ignores blank lines in the uploaded file
>- simple problems when printed had extra blank lines inserted
>- slots now honor the 'Reservation allowed start time'
>- some issues with Apache 2 have been fixed
>- <instructorcomment>s are now hidden when printing CODEd exams
>- searching specific domain works correctly
>- slot management can now only show slots whose names match a substring
>- slot reservation now correctly denies access to slots that have
>  overlapping 'Unique Periods'
>- slot reservation system no longer allows users to deregister for a slot
>  that is closed
>- slot management allows instructors to quickly 'Remove All' users from
>  a slot
>- display of users in slot screens and bridgetask grading screens includes
>  both username and full name
>- some external URLs were not being properly handled
>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-2.1.3.tar.gz
>and untar it
>tar xzvf loncapa-2.1.3.tar.gz
>4) Run the UPDATE script as root
>cd loncapa-2.1.3
>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
>   http://bugs.lon-capa.org
>3) Mailing lists can be joined and left at http://mail.lon-capa.org

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