[LON-CAPA-admin] LON-CAPA version 2.6.2

Stuart Peter Raeburn raeburn at msu.edu
Thu Feb 7 18:00:22 EST 2008


Unfortunately, SuSE 9.3 on 64 bit is the one combination of 
distro/architecture, for which LON-CAPA is supported, where I am currently 
without a Xen domU (VM) for building RPMs, and installing/testing LON-CAPA. 

I uploaded the src rpms for the new packages required for LON-CAPA 2.6.X to 
the LON-CAPA install web site: 


I have successfully built RPMs from these for SuSE 9.3 for 32 bit. 


If you use wget to retrieve these src rpms, you can use: 

rpmbuild --rebuild gnuplot-4.2.0-2.suse93.lc.src.rpm 


to build RPMs on your 64 bit machine, and then use 

rpm -ivh gnuplot-4.2.0-2.suse93.lc.x86_64.rpm 


to install them. 

You'd need to install the perl-Class-Singleton.rpm (available from the 
LON-CAPA repository -- it's a noarch rpm), and some other packages to be 
able to build the rpms. 

Once the RPMs are built, it would be good to replace the sles9 x86_64 rpms 
currently in the SuSE 9.3 LON-CAPA repository with the suse93 ones. 

If you'd like me to help out, contact me offlist.  I should be able to build 
the rpms if you can provide me with a login to a 64 bit SuSE 9.3 machine. 

I'd also recommend that perl-PostScript-Simple is updated to 0.07, as a 
LON-CAPA printing issue (http://bugs.loncapa.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4796) has 
been reported for PostScript-Simple 0.04, which is the version available 
from the SuSE 9.3 core repositories.  There's a noarch rpm for 
perl-PostScript-Simple in the LON-CAPA SuSE 9.3 repository. The final 
comment in the bug report describes what needs to be done in yast to update 
from 0.04 to 0.07. 

Stuart Raeburn

Jim Maxka writes: 

> Hi Stuart -- I am having trouble updating the gnuplot on my Suse9.3 
> machines.  These were the original installs that you helped me with a 
> couple of years ago.  Yast complains that the threadread.so... file cannot 
> solve the dependencies.  I forced gnuplot4.2, but I had to revert for now. 
>   Ideas?  -- Jim
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