[LON-CAPA-users] New Release Version 0.6.1

Guy Albertelli II lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Sun, 19 Jan 2003 02:58:04 -0500 (EST)

New Version 0.6.1 Released

- There are some important bug fixes, I would suggest installing this
  version soon

Notable Bug Fixes:
  * spreadsheet was miscalculating
  * radiobutton ignoring max parameter
  * able to exceed max tries in single part problems
  * login works over modem without having to wait for whole page to load
  * percentage graphs are correct now
  * CHRT links once again show problem view
  * prevent Copy or Rename with directory as target
  * prevent infinite loops on missing end tags
  * NAV and quickgrades student view problems
  * printout fixes

To install this update:

1) If you didn't yet install Version 0.6 Redhat 6.2 machines will need
   to delete these files and diretory if they exist
/usr/lib/perl5/5.00503/File/Spec   (directory - needs to go or be renamed)

2) If you didn't install Version 0.6 You will need to install the 3.5
   version of the LON-CAPA sytemperl rpm.

If you are running RedHat 6.2 get

If you are running RedHat 7.[0,1,2,3] get

Install it by doing:
rpm -Uvh --force LON-CAPA-systemperl-3.5-1.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvh --force LON-CAPA-systemperl-3.5-rh7.i386.rpm

Verify it is installed by doing:

$ rpm -q LON-CAPA-systemperl

Redhat 6.2 will show

RedHat 7.3 will show

3) If you didn't do the Version 0.6 install you will need to have the
   Kerberos 5 rpms installed

For Redhat 6.2:
Get and install these RPMS:
wget ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/updates/6.2/en/os/i386/krb5-libs-1.1.1-30.i386.rpm
wget ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/updates/6.2/en/os/i386/krb5-devel-1.1.1-30.i386.rpm

For Redhat 7.2:
Get and install these RPMS:
wget ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/updates/7.2/en/os/i386/krb5-libs-1.2.2-15.i386.rpm
wget ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/updates/7.2/en/os/i386/krb5-devel-1.2.2-15.i386.rpm

For Redhat 7.3:
Get and install these RPMS:
wget ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/updates/7.3/en/os/i386/krb5-libs-1.2.4-3.i386.rpm
wget ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/updates/7.3/en/os/i386/krb5-devel-1.2.4-3.i386.rpm

otherwise contact Guy at guy@albertelli.com to get the proper rpms.

4) You will need to uninstall all php4 parts, they interfere with

For Redhat 6.2:
php4 isn't installed by default, you can check if it was later
installed with:
rpm -q -a | grep php

If there is any output you will need to remove those packages.

For Redhat 7.3 you will need to do:
rpm -e --force `rpm -q -a | grep ^php`

5) Download the new LON-CAPA tarball from
wget http://install.lon-capa.org/versions/loncapa-0.6.1.tar.gz

and untar it

tar xzvf loncapa-0.6.1.tar.gz

6) Run the UPDATE script as root
cd loncapa-0.6.1

7) 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 will be withdrawing support for RedHat 6.2 in the next full
   please update your systems to RedHat 7.3

---- Less Notable Fixes
  * lonnavmaps.pm hash tying fix
  * userid protection searchcat.pl
  * production_hosts.tab add of s5-7
  * CHECKRPMS ping time out
  * londocs form fixes
  * cleanup handler on searchcat, groupsort, lonindexer
  * ScriptAlias piml check
  * redhat 73 install docs

Guy Albertelli
LON-CAPA Developer