[LON-CAPA-dev] New Beta version 0.99.2

Guy Albertelli II lon-capa-dev@mail.lon-capa.org
Fri, 13 Jun 2003 18:40:07 -0400 (EDT)

New Beta Version 0.99.2 Released

Annother attempt at a 1.0 release, things should be getting better.

53 bugs fixed in this release.


 * publishing generates correct metadata, REPUBLISH any homework
   published with 0.99.0 or 0.99.1
 * remote control alot better about window handling, should be many
   fewer windows popping up
 * Grading/Upload scores screens should work again
 * IE and formulas is workign again
 * <allow> tag works again
 * <imageresponse> editable
 * possibly fix the 'Cannot Initialize course' bug, If you see this
   anymore let us know we are trying to track down what is causing it.

1) You will need to be running Redhat 7.X (preferably 7.3)
   for this release to work

2) download and install the 3.7 systemperl rpm

If you are running RedHat 7.X get

Install it by doing:
rpm -e `rpm -q -a | grep systemperl`
rpm --install --force --nodeps LON-CAPA-systemperl-3.7-rh7.i386.rpm

Verify it is installed by doing:

$ rpm -q LON-CAPA-systemperl

RedHat 7.X will show

3) Download the new LON-CAPA tarball from
wget http://install.lon-capa.org/versions/loncapa-0.99.2.tar.gz

and untar it

tar xzvf loncapa-0.99.2.tar.gz

4) Run the UPDATE script as root
cd loncapa-0.99.2

5) 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
    - please add more questions and answers
2) Defect reports, and enhancement requests can be entered at
3) Mailing lists can be joined and left at http://mail.lon-capa.org
4) We have withdrawn support for RedHat 6.2 for subsequent releases
   please update your systems to RedHat 7.3
5) We are working on supporting RedHat 8.0 and 9 more easily, but for
   right now Lon-CAPA should work on 8.0 or 9 systems, You will need
   to install all of the CPAN modules by hand, (You can use the TEST
   script to find out what is missing.) And you can use the
   apache/mod_perl/mm rpms at http://install.loncapa.org/resources/ to
   install apache 1.3.X and mod_perl 1

guy@albertelli.com  LON-CAPA Developer  0-7-6-9-