[Setup] Re: Problem Installing Plone on Windows XP

Joe Malin jmalin at tuvox.com
Tue Feb 21 18:59:17 UTC 2006

On Fri, 10 Feb 2006 22:40:38 +0000 (UTC), Dan Thomas
<dthomas at ois-online.com> wrote:

>Joe Malin <jmalin at ...> writes:
>> >
>> >>I'm unable to install Plone 2.1.2 onto Windows XP. I get some error
>> >>messages about missing DLLs during install. I can start up Zope, but
>> >>when I try to create a Plone instance I get the error message
>> >>IndexError
>> >>string index out of range
>> >>
>Make sure you're not the Zope emergency user, create another user and log in
>with this new user.

I actually fixed this. Apparently some registry settings were
confusing the installer; it was going to a non-existent version of

I did discover *another* problem which is described in bug 5109
http://dev.plone.org/plone/ticket/5109. I had to delete the extension
entry for application/x-aim.

After doing all this, I discovered that Zope 2.whatever in the Windows
installer  doesn't support Ploneboard, so I dumped everything and
installed manually, using Python 2.4.2, Zope 2.9, and Plone 2.1.2.
This works fine.

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