[LON-CAPA-dev] LONCAPA-prerequisites: updated for perl-LaTeX-Table, PDF Forms
Fri, 17 Apr 2009 16:04:05 -0400
New LON-CAPA functionality to be found in checkouts of LON-CAPA CVS
HEAD from source.loncapa.org (and also the nightly build from CVS HEAD
- http://install.loncapa.org/versions/loncapa-unstable.tar.gz) uses
additional CPAN modules as well as additional TeX packages.
Accordingly rpms have been created for the perl modules from CPAN (and
their dependencies) as well as the one LaTeX package which is not
included in the tetex packaging of LaTeX, used by distros for which
LON-CAPA is currently supported.
A new LONCAPA-prerequisites.rpm (rev 1-13) has also been created which
includes the new dependencies:
An initial release of 1-13 was created for selected distros (CentOS5,
Fedora 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9) on January 29/30, 2009. If you previously
updated LONCAPA-prerequisites on a development server running one of
these distros between January 29 and April 6, you will need to replace
LONCAPA-prerequisites-1-13.$distro.$arch.rpm with the latest
incarnation (where $distro = fc5, fc6, centos5 etc., and $arch is i386
If you still have LONCAPA-prerequistes 1-12 (or earlier) installed
then you can simply update to 1-13, as described below.
To check which version you have installed:
rpm -q LONCAPA-prerequisites
This will report:
where $rev is version and $distro is distro.
If $rev is 1-13 (and your distro is fc5, fc6, fc7, fc8, fc9 or centos5) use:
rpm -qR LONCAPA-prerequisites |grep tetex-acrotex
to check whether your version of 1-13 includes the dependency on
tetex-acrotex. If not, use
yum remove LONCAPA-prerequisites
yum clean all
yum install LONCAPA-prerequisites
to update to the newest version of 1-13, assuming you have yum
configured to use the msu/testing repositories.
For developers with LONCAPA-prerequisites version 1-12 or older, to
update your development/testing server to the new version follow the
If your machine is not already configured to use the msu/testing
repositories, you will first need to enable this (refer to the
instructions found at
(Note: Fedora 8, Fedora 9 and SuSE 10.3 have been added to the
msu/testing repos since November 2007 - for these distros just follow
those instructions for Fedora 7 or SuSE 10.2, replacing 7 with 8 or 9,
and 10.2 with 10.3, as appropriate).
Fedora 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, Red Hat 5, Centos 5, Scientific Linux 5
yum clean all
yum update LONCAPA-prerequisites
Note: Fedora 9 uses the TeXLive packaging of LaTeX which already
includes the acrotex package, so no tetex-acrotex dependency exists
for this distro.
SuSE 10.1, 10.2, 10.3 SLES 9, SLES 10
If the msu testing repository is already in use as an Installation
Source, refresh it using yast->Software->Installation Source
Then use yast->Software->Software Management to search for
LONCAPA-prerequisites and toggle through the options to > to update it.
(If, despite refreshing, the available version of
LONCAPA-prerequisites remains 1-12, you may need to delete the
repository from the list of sources, and then add it again, before
attempting to update).
Red Hat 4
rpm -e LONCAPA-prerequisites
up2date -i LONCAPA-prerequisites
If you have any questions, send an e-mail to the lon-capa-dev mailing list
or submit a LON-CAPA help ticket at http://help.loncapa.org/
MSU LON-CAPA group