Forum .LRN Q&A: e-lane distro

Posted by Alejandro Martinez on
I have installed the e-lane distro, but when I try to add a class the system generates an error, can someone help me to fix it or tell me what to do or where can I find answers to this kind of issues.
2: Re: e-lane distro (response to 1)
Posted by Eduardo Pérez on
What e-lane version are you using?
I think you can just use the .LRN distribution as e-lane distribution is just a customization for the E-LANE project with no extra features.
Can you try latest .LRN version instead? (or just get it from CVS)
3: Re: Res: e-lane distro (response to 1)
Posted by Alejandro Martinez on
the dotlrn distribution it doesnt have the evaluation and assesment package.

or what version does it have?

or once is installed the dotlrn distribution I can install those packages and how?

4: Re: e-lane distro (response to 1)
Posted by Victor Guerra on

could you please post the e-lane version and postgresql version that you are using. If you can provide details about the error would be better.

Victor Guerra

5: Re: Res: e-lane distro (response to 1)
Posted by Alejandro Martinez on
The e-lane version is


and postgresql 7.4.5

Could you see the error in the folowin url

user :

pwd : avenegra

This site is for testing and the information contained it has no value yet.

6: Re: Res: e-lane distro (response to 1)
Posted by Alejandro Martinez on
try to add this class and you see the error.
7: Re: e-lane distro (response to 1)
Posted by Victor Guerra on
ill try

Victor Guerra

8: Re: e-lane distro (response to 1)
Posted by Victor Guerra on
Hi Alejandro,

I was playing aroung with the the class creation in your instance, and looks like a permisions problem to me.

its tying to create the rss directory when adding the news applet to the new community , so please check the owner and permission for /usr/local/www/yourdomain/dotlrn211-elane/. Permisions should be 755 ( chmod -R 755 ) and the owner should be the user that you are using for runing your service.

Victor Guerra.

9: Re: e-lane distro (response to 1)
Posted by Rafael Calvo on
I recently updated the page:

Could you tell me if the information there is correct or if there are newer version, could you send me the corrected text



10: Re: e-lane distro (response to 1)
Posted by Enrique Catalan on

A little suggestion about section 2, about Debian installer... It would be better if it would say:

  • Debian Linux Installer: The easiest if you are a Linux user or you want it for a large installation. You just need to :
    • Add the sources below to your sources.list file (/etc/apt/sources.list):


      to install the source code:


    • Update the packages list running 'apt-get update' command

    • Install the system using a package installer or just with 'apt-get install dotlrn'

    • For more information you should read this post:

The link of 'Windows Installer' ( seems to be broken.

Cheers :).

11: Re: e-lane distro (response to 1)
Posted by Victor Guerra on
Note that there has to be a "space" between /dotlrn/ and binary ( the same for dotlrn/ source/).

So the correct lines to add to the sources.list file are:

deb binary/
deb-src source/

Victor Guerra.

I have several lab starting to use (some in remote locations) the e-lane LiveCD. So, I am requesting that we put it back up for now, if possible, and I would take on the project of updating the e-lane. I spoke to Avni about updating e-lane (8-07) and she'd help.

Gradient is good but hw reqrmts are too much for some of my initial deployments. Are you planning to tie e-lane in with Gradient, now or at some other point? I know someone had told me to just use the VMware version. Actually, I/ve load both dotlrn VMWare files and I can do more (install other packages that I need) with the e-lane 05-10-12 LiveCD version.

I need the e-lane LiveCD site back up, please. Plus I discovered on Friday night that: Edubuntu, Gutsy, 7.10 has both dotlrn and oacs as packages that can be installed via synaptic.

fyi.... the Message Says:

Service Temporarily Unavailable

The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later.
Apache/2.2.3 (Debian) DAV/2 SVN/1.4.2 mod_jk/1.2.18 mod_python/3.2.10 Python/2.4.4 PHP/4.4.4-9 proxy_html/2.5 mod_ruby/1.2.6 Ruby/1.8.6(2007-06-07) mod_ssl/2.2.3 OpenSSL/0.9.8e mod_perl/2.0.2 Perl/v5.8.8 Server at Port 80


We seem to have DNS problems solving However, the server is up. Point to


...ah, and I forgot. The e-lane project finished last May. The site and its content will probably stay for a few more months, but eventually disappear. I suggest you make local copies of the downloadable files there. We'll move some files to the Gradient server (as you mentioned) in the near future.


15: Thank you very much (response to 14)
Posted by Kenneth Wyrick on
It's great to see it back up, this morning.

I uploaded the iso last night to: so I would be able to point others to it.

I still find the e-lane to be a viable solution for the classroom or individual user with limited access to a server grade computer, limited access to the Internet and or lack of comfort with installing debian and the dotlrn.

I did discover, last Friday that the Edubuntu Gutsy 7.10 has dotlrn, oacs and moodle scripts in the Internet package repository. I selected them both for installation and I think it got confused, so neither one of them worked, when the script was done. But, I'm very glad to see that they are in there.

Thanks again.