[LON-CAPA-dev] New Version

Guy Albertelli II lon-capa-dev@mail.lon-capa.org
Fri, 9 Jul 2004 18:45:43 -0400 (EDT)

New Version Released

This release is deployed at MSU.

There were some small bugs that were tripping up some course here at
MSU and at NDSU. Looks like we are getting closer to a final 1.2.

Notable Changes:
- <drawoptionlist /> prints properly
- better help about ntp 
- more extensive rpm checking
- matchresponse printing allows control of item table size
- students once again have access to 'uploaded' course documents
- emailing works even for users with a large number of roles
- submission time analysis bug fixes
- survey reports have part/response ids in them
- very large <script> took _way_ too long to parse or publish
- closed discussions are now visible by default
- Next -> across maps with empty sequences would not always make it across

Known Issues:

- 1.1 servers are unable 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)
- the TEST script is dysfunctional and reports errors when there are none.

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