[LON-CAPA-dev] 0.99.4 Released

Guy Albertelli II lon-capa-dev@mail.lon-capa.org
Thu, 7 Aug 2003 17:56:14 -0400 (EDT)

New Gamma Version 0.99.4 Released

This fixes the last of the known important bugs. With any luck and no new report this will be 1.0

131 bugs fixed in this release


Notable Fixes from 0.99.3:
- importing resources no longer takes forever
- lonc should be even better about keeping connections up
- FDBK from students contains the answers again
-'Standard Grading' mode fully functional
- grading screen should be more intuitive
- excused works more correctly

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

2) if you haven't already 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-0.99.4.tar.gz

and untar it

tar xzvf loncapa-0.99.4.tar.gz

4) Run the UPDATE script as root
cd loncapa-0.99.4

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
2) Defects reports, and enhancements 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4) We have withdrawn support for RedHat 6.2 for subsequent releases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, also grab the tth.so up there
   and replace the one in the loncapa tarfile before running UPDATE
   (There appears to be at least one bug plaguing RH9 that we are working

guy@albertelli.com  LON-CAPA Developer  0-7-6-1-