[LON-CAPA-admin] Broken Bulletin Boards

Stuart Peter Raeburn raeburn at msu.edu
Thu Jun 14 08:34:08 EDT 2007

Hi Todd, 

The broken bulletin boards you see in 2.4.0 are a consequence of a bug in 
lonnet.pm which is fixed in lonnet rev 1.887. 

You may wish to install LON-CAPA version 2.4.1 which includes the latest 
lonnet.pm (1.890) - this will allow you to display bulletin boards and 
simple pages in your courses again. 

LON-CAPA 2.4.1 is available from:

Download and extract the contents of the tar file.  Then
cd loncapa-2.4.1

Once the update is complete restart loncontrol and apache
/etc/init.d/loncontrol restart
/etc/init.d/apache restart 

Although the bulletin board issue you reported is unrelated to the version 
of perl-IO-Tty which you have installed, this could affect the functioning 
of problems requiring the maxima computer algebra system.  If your update to 
LONCAPA-prerequisites 1.9 did not update perl-IO-Tty automatically use: 


Software -> Install and Remove Software 

Search for perl-IO-Tty 

Use the spacebar to toggle from i to > to update to version 1.07
(Avail. version should show 1.07; Inst version 1.02).
Click [Accept]. 

Stuart Raeburn

Todd Ruskell writes: 

> I just upgraded to 2.4.0, and unfortunately it appears to have broken
> the bulletin boards. 
> The bulletin board can be created, but it always says I need to
> re-initialize course to access, even after that has been done.  I can
> never get to it. 
> This is on SUSE 9.3.  The only abnormality I noticed was the version of
> perl-IO-Tty.  Apparently loncapa-prerequisites wants a version >1.04,
> but I have perl-IO-Tty-1.02-295 
> Could this be my problem?  Do I have to install this by hand?  YAST
> doesn't seem to pick up a newer version, although it did get the maxima
> packages.  Any ideas would be appreciated. 
> Thanks, 
> Todd 
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