[LON-CAPA-admin] New Version 2.3.1 Released

Guy Albertelli II guy at albertelli.com
Tue Jan 23 14:43:50 EST 2007

New Version 2.3.1 Released

This is mainly a bugfix release. It's highly recommended to be installed.

Notable Changes from 2.3.0:
- portfolio metadata and access permission changes are pushed to 
  the mysql db immediately
- localauth gets passed the domain (for multi domained machines)
- add config option lonSSOReloginServer for controlling the 
  'login again link' in an SSO environment

Bugfixes from 2.3.0
- slot checkin works again
- some text updates to the graded mode of a bridgetask
- no longer leaking encrypted urls in handgrade feedback messages
- Edit interface was allowing the insertion of response into a randomlabel
- course catalog works correctly for a domain containing courses with
  institutional codes, but for which no format definitions have been added to
- STAT was not always getting all user data for submission dumps
- DOCS would error on sequences with [] in titles
- Simple RAT failed with resources with , in the url
- COM interface checkboxes work when only 1 message exists in a folder
- STAT failed to work with resource with : in the path
- prevent some multirow/col tables from sending LaTeX of into an infinite loop
- blank pages were incorrectly being inserted in some printout cases
- blocks were not necessarily taking effect if they existed in multiple

To install this update:

1) You will need to be running Fedora Core 4 or 5, RHEL (AS|ES) 4,
   SUSE 9.3 or 10.1, SLES 9 or 10
     (Fedora Core 3 should continue to work but is deprecated.)

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 9.3 or SLES 9, use you to update your machine.
    If running SUSE 10.1 or SLES 10, use rug 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-2.3.1.tar.gz

and untar it

tar xzvf loncapa-2.3.1.tar.gz

4) stop the Lon-CAPA system services

/etc/rc.d/init.d/loncontrol stop

5) stop the webserver:

/etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd stop

/etc/init.d/apache stop

SUSE 10.1/SLES 10:
/etc/init.d/apache2 stop

6) Run the UPDATE script as root
cd loncapa-2.3.1

7) restart the Lon-CAPA system services
/etc/rc.d/init.d/loncontrol start

8) restart the webserver:

/etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd start

/etc/init.d/apache start

SUSE 9.X /SLES 10.1:
/etc/init.d/apache2 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   0-7-1-6-27,137

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