[LON-CAPA-admin] LON-CAPA version

Stuart Peter Raeburn raeburn at msu.edu
Wed Dec 26 19:38:18 EST 2007


If you are using zypper to update LONCAPA-prerequisites on SuSE 10.2, you'll 
need to take the following steps: 

1. Ensure that the installation sources have been refreshed.
zypper refresh 

2. Remove the old LONCAPA-prerequisites:
zypper remove LONCAPA-prerequisites 

3. Remove the old gnuplot_loncapa
zypper remove gnuplot_loncapa 

4. Install the latest LONCAPA-prerequisites (1-10).
zypper install LONCAPA-prerequisites 

This should also install gnuplot (version 4.2) as a dependency. 

(Note: if despite refreshing the installation source you are unable to 
install LON-CAPA prerequisites 1-10 in step 4, it may necessary to delete 
the LON-CAPA installation source: e.g., for SuSE 10.2: LON-CAPA (SUSE LINUX 
10.2) and then re-add it using: 

zypper service-list (to get the number)
zypper service-delete <URI|alias|number>
zypper service-add  <URI> [alias] 

(see http://install.loncapa.org/suse10.2_install.html for the URI of the 
LON-CAPA installation source for SuSE 10.2) 

As described in the release notes for loncapa-, it also possible to 
use yast interactively to complete steps 1 - 4: 

A. Start yast 


B. Then using the various screens for
Software -> Installation Source 


Software-> Software Management 

to complete the tasks descibed in steps 1 - 4. 

Stuart Raeburn

Lars Jensen writes: 

> Hi Stuart, 
> When I try to upgrade my SUSE 10.2 system (with zypper) , it reports 
> "Nothing to do." Nevertheless, 
> rpm -q LONCAPA-prequisites 
> returns 
> LONCAPA-prerequisites-1-9.suse10.2.lc 
> and 
> rpm -aq |grep gnuplot 
> returns 
> gnuplot_loncapa-4.0.0-4.0.suse10.2.lc 
> Updating through yast doesn't install the new packages either. 
> Lars.

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