[LON-CAPA-dev] per-announce on 2.1.2

Guy Albertelli II lon-capa-dev@mail.lon-capa.org
Fri, 27 Jan 2006 20:13:24 -0500 (EST)

Let me know where my english has sucked 
New Version 2.1.2 Released

- It's highly suggested to install this bugfix and security release.

Notable Bug Fixes since 2.1.1:
- no longer complain about missing lonnet.perm.log
- on SuSE/SLES look for httpd.conf in the correct location
- loncron now pokes lonc/d/apache to do a nightly reload to reinit
  the DNS lookup caches
- metadata cahce wasn't being invalidate on republication of a resource
- batch course creation
- performance fixes to grading bridge tasks
- portfolio and grading of portfolio submissions support files with
  zero or several . in their name
- survey problems were polluting the grading queue
- printing in closed problems could cause print failures
- <randomlist> in a .sty environment was incorrectly randomizing
- CLDR could blow up on some types of parameters
- course cloning could decided to not move date paramters at all if
  a global problem open data wasn't set
- fixed some security concerns with FDBK
- ext resource ending in .html failed to print properly
- mail counts really do show up on the What's New page
- publishing a directory as 'mark everything obsolete' works

To install this update:

1) You will need to be running Fedora Core 3 or 4, RHEL ES 4, 
      SuSe 9.3, or SLES 9

2) If running Fedora, 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 or SLES, use you to update your machine.
    if running RHEL, use up2date to update your machine.

3) Download the new Lon-CAPA tarball from
wget http://install.lon-capa.org/versions/loncapa-2.1.2.tar.gz

and untar it

tar xzvf loncapa-2.1.2.tar.gz

4) Run the UPDATE script as root
cd loncapa-2.1.2

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

6) restart the webserver:

Fedora/Red Hat Enterprise:
/etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd stop
/etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd start

SuSe / SLES:
/etc/init.d/apache stop
/etc/init.d/apache 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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