[LON-CAPA-dev] Re: SuSE installation

Martin Siegert lon-capa-dev@mail.lon-capa.org
Tue, 7 Sep 2004 14:35:35 -0700

Hi Jim,

I am using the free one. I have switched almost all of my Linux servers
now to that distribution and I have not found anything missing really.
It is actually more complete than anything else out there.

Which tools did you find missing?


On Tue, Sep 07, 2004 at 02:25:01PM -0700, Jim Maxka wrote:
> Hi Martin
> I am very interested in your project.  Are you referring to the $50 
> academic version of 9.1 or the free one.  The free one doesn't seem to 
> have many tools built in.  --jim
> Martin Siegert wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >Just an update:
> >I succeeded to compile a bunch of rpms for SuSE-9.1:
> >
> >apache-1.3.28-76.i586.rpm
> >apache-devel-1.3.28-76.i586.rpm
> >apache-doc-1.3.28-76.i586.rpm
> >apache-example-pages-1.3.28-76.i586.rpm
> >gnuplot-4.0.0-1.i586.rpm
> >krb5-devel-1.3.4-8.i586.rpm
> >mod_perl-1.28-102.i586.rpm
> >perl-Authen-Krb4-1.1-2.i586.rpm
> >perl-Authen-Krb5-1.3-2.i586.rpm
> >perl-Authen-PAM-0.14-1.i586.rpm
> >perl-Crypt-IDEA-1.02-1.i586.rpm
> >perl-GD-Barcode-1.15-1.i586.rpm
> >perl-HTML-Parser-3.35-32.i586.rpm
> >perl-Math-Cephes-0.42-1.i586.rpm
> >perl-Math-FFT-0.25-1.i586.rpm
> >perl-Math-Random-0.67-1.i586.rpm
> >perl-Net-PH-2.21-1.i586.rpm
> >perl-OLE-Storage_Lite-0.13-1.i586.rpm
> >perl-Pod-POM-0.15-1.i586.rpm
> >perl-Safe-Hole-0.10-1.i586.rpm
> >perl-String-Similarity-1-1.i586.rpm
> >perl-Text-Aspell-0.04-1.i586.rpm
> >perl-Text-Query-0.07-1.i586.rpm
> >
> >Of these the krb5-devel package is not required (and should not be 
> >installed).
> >It is required to build the perl-Authen-Krb4 and perl-Authen-Krb5 packages,
> >which are by far the biggest obstacle for running LON-CAPA on a SuSE-9.1
> >system: SuSE uses the heimdal kerberos implementation without krb4 support
> >compiled in. For that reason the perl-Authen-Krb4 module does not compile.
> >The bigger problem, however, is the perl-Authen-Krb5: the author of that
> >module decided not to use the published krb5 API of the kerberos library,
> >but use internal functions of the MIT implementation (arrghhh). Thus,
> >there is no hope to compile this on a native SuSE-9.1 box. I finally
> >succeeded by building the krb5-devel package (from the Fedora 2 src.rpm),
> >which includes only the krb5 header files and static libraries. This then
> >was used to compile the perl-Authen-Krb4 and perl-Authen-Krb5 packages.
> >Therefore, there is no dependency on the krb5-devel package.
> >
> >Building all the other rpm packages is more or less trivial.
> >
> >I will now try to install LON-CAPA-1.2 on this machine. Stay tuned.
> >
> >Cheers,
> >Martin