[LON-CAPA-dev] pre announcement

Guy Albertelli II lon-capa-dev@mail.lon-capa.org
Sat, 3 Jul 2004 00:27:32 -0400 (EDT)

Hi All,

Here is the announcement.

Hoepfully tommorrow I'll be able to send this out for real.

New Version Released

This release will be deployed at MSU.

Notable Changes:
- SSL code in place to start increasing the security of the inter
   machine communication
- Problem Source Code access is now possible
- Auto enroll runs on the course library server now so Cour
   coordinators can do 'Update now' on and access server

Known Issues:

- 1.1 servers are unale to host sessions for course running on 1.2
   servers, you will need to upgrade all machines in the cluster at the
   same time. )or at least the access servers need to be updated
   before the library servers)

To install this update:

1) You will need to be running Fedora Core 2 or RedHat 7.3
     release to work

2) if you are running RedHat 7.3 and you will need to install the
     3.10 systemperl rpm

First get:

Install it by doing:
rpm -e `rpm -q -a | grep systemperl`
rpm --install --force --nodeps LON-CAPA-systemperl-3.10-rh7.i386.rpm

Verify it is installed by doing:

$ rpm -q LON-CAPA-systemperl

RedHat 7.X will show

3) if you are running Fedora Core 2

  A) update to mod_perl_1-1.26-6.fc2

wget http://install.loncapa.org/versions/fedora/mod_perl_1-1.26-6.fc2.i386.rpm

uninstall the current mod_perl
rpm -e mod_perl

install the new mod_perl
rpm -Uvh mod_perl_1-1.26-6.fc2.i386.rpm

   B) install the SSL rpms

wget http://install.loncapa.org/resources/fedora/perl-IO-Socket-SSL-0.94-0.1.fc2.dag.noarch.rpm
wget http://install.loncapa.org/resources/fedora/perl-Net-SSLeay-1.23-0.1.fc2.dag.i386.rpm

rpm -Uvh perl-IO-Socket-SSL-0.94-0.1.fc2.dag.noarch.rpm
rpm -Uvh perl-Net-SSLeay-1.23-0.1.fc2.dag.i386.rpm

4) Download the new LON-CAPA tarball from

RH 7.3:
wget http://install.lon-capa.org/versions/loncapa-

Fedora Core 2:
wget http://install.lon-capa.org/versions/loncapa-fedora-

and untar it

tar xzvf loncapa-
tar xzvf loncapa-fedora-

5) Run the UPDATE script as root
cd loncapa-

6) restart the system services
/etc/rc.d/init.d/loncontrol stop
/etc/rc.d/init.d/loncontrol start
/etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd stop
/etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd 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@albertelli.com  LON-CAPA Developer  0-7-4-1-