[LON-CAPA-users] 1.2.1 Released

Guy Albertelli II lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Fri, 1 Oct 2004 15:53:26 -0400 (EDT)

New Version 1.2.1 Released

Major Bug fixes:
- bug in groups management when creating filesystem authenticated users fixed
- loncnew would rapidly oscillate connections under very high loads
- idle loncnew are really idle
- fixes in autoenrollment for locked students
- can now scantron grade 'hidden' folders
- unfilled in bubbles now generate warnings
- grading scantron forms and printing now stop when the user hits stop
   on the browser
- instructors/TA in sections can now see answers in PGRD for students in
   their section
- grading scantron forms with a blank <optionresponse> would grade it
   as if the user had bubbled "A"
- grading scantron <rankresponse> was broken (everything was shifted by 1)
- a CC printing for students a problem that uses <instructorcomment>
   now doesn't print those comments out on the student's assignment
- .txt files uploaded into a course now get the arrows aand other
   control buttons when viewed by students
- CUSR now shows all roles when the user has roles that only differ in the
- NAV significantly faster
- editing problems with <part> significantly faster
- nav understands scantron grading correctly now 
- when printing Anonymous with answers, the answers on the second and
   subsequent printouts were incorrect
- <gnuplot> now has <lmargin> <rmargin> <tmargin> <bmargin>
   <major_ticscale> <minor_ticscale>
- external documents with ":" in the url now work 

To install this update:

1) You will need to be running Fedora Core 2 or RedHat 7.3
     for this release to work

2) if you are running RedHat 7.3 and you will need to install the
     3.13 systemperl rpm

First get:

Install it by doing:
rpm -e `rpm -q -a | grep systemperl`
rpm --install --force --nodeps LON-CAPA-systemperl-3.13-rh7.i386.rpm

Verify it is installed by doing:

$ rpm -q LON-CAPA-systemperl

RedHat 7.X will show

3) If you are running RedHat 7.3, you will need to install 
       Martin Siegert's check-rpms 

rpm -Uvh http://www.sfu.ca/acs/security/linux/check-rpms-3.0.2-1.noarch.rpm

4) if you are running Fedora Core 2

   You will need to do things after running UPDATE

5) Download the new LON-CAPA tarball from

RH 7.3:
wget http://install.lon-capa.org/versions/loncapa-1.2.1.tar.gz

Fedora Core 2:
wget http://install.lon-capa.org/versions/loncapa-fedora-1.2.1.tar.gz

and untar it

tar xzvf loncapa-1.2.1.tar.gz
tar xzvf loncapa-fedora-1.2.1.tar.gz

6) Run the UPDATE script as root

cd loncapa-1.2.1

7) If you are running Fedora Core 2 you will need to use yum to update
     your machine and then install the LONCAPA-prerequisites

yum update
yum install LONCAPA-prerequisites

8) 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

guy@albertelli.com  LON-CAPA Developer  0-7-3-2-