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

Jim Maxka jim.maxka at nau.edu
Fri Feb 8 08:24:40 EST 2008

Thanks Stuart -- That explains what I saw.  Since there is a working 
Suse 10.2 version, I will see how hard to push up.  You gave me enough 
to fix it for now.  It's too bad that there is not way to upgrade the OS 
without a system reinstall.  Thanks -- Jim
Stuart Peter Raeburn wrote:
> Jim,
> 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:
> http://install.loncapa.org/suse/9.3/SRPMS/
> I have successfully built RPMs from these for SuSE 9.3 for 32 bit.
> LONCAPA-prerequisites-1-10.suse93.lc.src.rpm
> gnuplot-4.2.0-2.suse93.lc.src.rpm
> perl-DateTime-0.41-1.0.suse93.lc.src.rpm
> perl-Params-Validate-0.89-1.0.suse93.lc.src.rpm
> If you use wget to retrieve these src rpms, you can use:
> rpmbuild --rebuild gnuplot-4.2.0-2.suse93.lc.src.rpm
> etc.
> to build RPMs on your 64 bit machine, and then use
> rpm -ivh gnuplot-4.2.0-2.suse93.lc.x86_64.rpm
> etc.
> 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
> MSU LON-CAPA group
> 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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