[LON-CAPA-admin] Support for Redhat Enterprise 5?
Guy Albertelli II
guy at albertelli.com
Wed Apr 18 21:51:57 EDT 2007
> Thanks for that information. Are the changes from 2.3.3 to 2.4
> fairly minor, or are we talking feature and functionality changes
> that would require some work to upgrade an existing site?
All releases of lon-capa are equally easy to upgrade.
The upgrade process will be, Download the tar file, untar it, run the
UPDATE script in there, restart the loncontrol and httpd services
We strive to make all upgrades of lon-capa, no matter how large in
changes to require as little effort as possible for the sysadmin (and
That being said, 2.4 will be feature and functionality upgrades.
> We have an existing LON CAPA running on flaky clone hardware,
> and a new server has now appeared to replace it. I'd really like
> to get RH EL 5 to work with this and get the longest lifespan out
> of the OS possible. I'm willing to work with a beta installer
> to help test, and if needed, provide debugging info on
> any installer issues.
I'd be very hesitant to run the current test version on any production
But putting out a 2.3.4 that only contains the changes to support an RHEL
5 might be possible. I'll need to see what changes Stuart needs to
make first to see.
> On 4/18/07, Stuart Peter Raeburn <raeburn at msu.edu> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I've just started work on LON-CAPA installation for RHEL 5. At present
> > there is no yum repository for this, but I expect it will only be a matter
> > of a few days before one is in place.
> > Some very minor modification will be needed to a few of the scripts
> > included
> > in the lastest stable release of LON-CAPA (2.3.3), for compatibility with
> > RHEL5. I would expect that these required modifications will be a part of
> > the next release (2.4) which will appear in May.
> > Stuart Raeburn
> > MSU LON-CAPA group
> > D G Teed writes:
> > > I'm wondering if there is even a beta version of the yum
> > > repository for lon-capa on RH EL 5. I'd imagine it might
> > > be similar to Fedora Core 5 or 6 now that they have embraced yum.
> > >
> > > If not, I guess we can go with RH EL 4.
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