$Date: 2001/12/12 14:31:35 $; $Revision: 1.3 $
The standard process is to install LON-CAPA with an installation
CD on a fresh system. We provide this document as a secondary
service to those who wish to install and experiment on an existing
These are the current steps for installing LON-CAPA on an existing
RedHat 6.2 system. Where possible, I have tried to indicate steps
for RedHat 7.1. Please note that step 1 is optional. You can
run LON-CAPA on a shadow-based system. However, you need to follow
steps at http://install.lon-capa.org/docs/loncapapasswordauthentication.html.
This is what has to happen in the installation.
* Install LON-CAPA files
* Configure system
* Make sure you have the right software packages (RPMS)
are generally meant for RedHat 6.2 systems.
For RedHat 7.1/7.2, you will have to manually
1. (NOW OPTIONAL). disable shadow and md5sum passwords
remove 'md5 shadow' from 'password required' lines in
then run /usr/sbin/pwunconv and
and then, manually enter in all your passwords again
first for root
and then the usernames...
2. make sure you have a web server (apache)
3. make sure you have mod_perl
4. Checkout CVS repository
cvs co loncapa (see install.lon-capa.org
for more cvs instructions)
5. Install the LON-CAPA-base RPM
rpm -Uvh --force --nodeps LON-CAPA-base-3.1-1.i386.rpm
If you are using RedHat 7.1, the only file you really need from this
RPM is tth.so.
6. Add a user www.
7. Make sure you have all the needed RPMs
The following instructions only work for RedHat 6.2.
If you are using RedHat 7.1/7.2, you will need to
manually inspect CVS:doc/otherfiles/rpm_list.txt.
As root, cd loncapa/loncom/build; make rpmstatuspost
look at the status of your RPMS
install/upgrade the ones you don't have
probably start with the out-of-date RPMs
and then run make rpmstatuspost again
install RPMs from the minimal set
(you might want to be a little selective here.. like, you
don't "need" autofs)
install RPMs from the development set
(you might want to be a LOT selective here)
8. update LON-CAPA-base files with CVS
cvs update -d
make build; make install
REDHAT 7.1 or 7.2 (make DIST='redhat7.1' build; make DIST='redhat7.1' install)
9. run /usr/sbin/loncapaconfig and change the settings on your
10. restart all the services
11. The next step will be to experiment with your system.
If you are setting up a machine for test purposes, I recommend
you set up a domain coordinator. See CVS:doc/how_to_domain_coordinator.txt