[Setup] Re: Clean FC5/Plone Installation: Python Error

Wes James comptekki at gmail.com
Mon Aug 21 14:10:08 UTC 2006

On 8/18/06, smoove_e <smoove_e at hotmail.com> wrote:
> This install was done using the Plone2.5-UnifiedInstaller on a pristine FC5
> box, using the UI readme instructions to a tee.



Installers can be nice, but if you are going to admin some sites with
plone, you would be well served to learn to do a complete setup of
plone via cli (command-line interface, aka: shell).

1. Check the plone you want to use.
2.  Look into the python and zope you need to use with these
 plone 2.4 requires
   zope 2.93+ or 2.87+
   zope 2.9x requires python 2.43
   zope 2.8x page says to use python 2.3x, but you probably can use 2.4x now
3. Download zope
   tar -zxf zope-file-name.tgz
   then run
  ./configure --prefix=/where/to/install/zope
   make install
  enter path to zope instance, username, password twice
4. now download plone
   cd to plone instance and rm -rf Products
   tar -zxf plone.tgz in instance dir
   mv plone-dir to Products
   rm -rf Products/Five
   edit instance/etc/zope.conf to your port likeing and change
effective-user to the user you will be running zope/plone as
   /.../instance/bin/zopectl start
5 in browser go to http://localhost:8080 and log in (or port you set
to) then add a plone site and then go in to your site and add a
virtualhostmonster (from dropdown menu).

you can access zmi from http://localhost:8080 and your site at

6.  in httpd.conf
  make sure mod_rewrite is turned on and mod_proxy
 add rules to http.conf of the type

RewriteRule ^/(.*)

see http://plone.org/documentation/how-to/apache-ssl for more hints.

happy plonein' - from the cli :)


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