[triangle-zpug] What Plone doc should I read?

David Handy david at handysoftware.com
Thu Jul 5 14:05:08 UTC 2007

Thank you Josh for your confirmation that the universal installer worked for

I liked the directory layout that the universal installer produced, and the
fact that it created a dedicated Python installation, complete with
PIL, etc. and set up all dependencies for me, and put everything under one
overall directory: /opt/Plone-2.5.3 . That's everything I'd expect of an
installer.  If it weren't for the little issue of "Plone Site" not showing
up in the drop-down list I wouldn't complain at all!

When I get a chance, I'll try debug-mode and see if I learn anything.
I might also try re-running the installer and capturing all output and
looking more carefully for error messages.

David H

On Thu, Jul 05, 2007 at 08:58:21AM -0400, Josh Johnson wrote:
> for what it's worth, turning on debug mode (IIRC it's not on by default 
> in the unified installer) will print any errors loading external modules 
> as zope starts.
> When installing PIL (isn't that *in* the unified installer?) you have to 
> make sure it gets put into the right place. I'd have to look to be sure, 
> but I don't think the unified installer puts your default python path 
> into $PYTHONPATH when you install it.
> I set up plone on Ubuntu, and it came with python 2.5 pre-installed, so 
> to make life easier I installed easy_install into the 
> /opt/Plone-2.5.3/Python-2.4.4 directory.
> JJ

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