[LON-CAPA-announce] New Version 2.4.2 Released

Guy Albertelli II guy@albertelli.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2007 13:24:02 -0400 (EDT)

New Version 2.4.2 Released

Bugfix release.

Notable Changes from 2.4.1:
- correct installation of jsMath fonts
- allow @ in usernames (email addresses as usernames should work now)
- support installation on CentOS or Scientific Linux
- support TAs grading encrypted resources
- can include in a .page homework problems with part ids that have
  spaces in them
- printing of .pages resources works when problems are not allowed to be
  split across pages
- Drop Box problems work inside a .page
- CAS formularesponse properly handles formulas with addition in the answer
- new icons look better in IE6
- replication of new style domain logos works correctly
- PARM correctly validates email redirects when there are multiple
  emails or section controls used
- German translation updates

To install this update:

1) You will need to be running Fedora Core 5, 6, or 7, RHEL (AS|ES) 4 or 5,
   SUSE 9.3 10.1 or 10.2, SLES 9 or 10, CentOS 5, Scientific Linux 5
     (Fedora Core 4 should continue to work but is deprecated.)

2) If running Fedora or RHEL 5, 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, you will need to use yast to remove
       and readd the lon-capa repository source and then force the update of
    If running SUSE 10.2, 10.1 or SLES 10, use rug to update your machine.
    if running RHEL 4, use up2date to update your machine.

3) After updating check that you have version 1-9 of
   LONCAPA-prerequisities installed

rpm -q LONCAPA-prerequisites

4) Download the new LON-CAPA tarball from
wget http://install.lon-capa.org/versions/loncapa-2.4.2.tar.gz

and untar it

tar xzvf loncapa-2.4.2.tar.gz

5) stop the Lon-CAPA system services

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

6) 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

7) Run the UPDATE script as root
cd loncapa-2.4.2

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

9) restart the webserver:

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

/etc/init.d/apache start

SUSE 10.1,2/SLES 10:
/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

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