[Setup] what does "PIL is not installed properly" mean?

Dave Fregon dave at netaxxs.com.au
Fri Jul 7 01:10:57 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-07-06 at 17:45 -0700, Stuart L. Marshall wrote:
> Hi,
> At the bottom of my page on the plone_control_panel
> it says:
>    Plone version overview
>    Plone 2.5,
>    Zope (Zope 2.9.3-, python 2.4.3, linux2),
>    Python 2.4.3 (#1, Jun 30 2006, 13:52:48) [GCC 3.3.6 (Debian
>    1:3.3.6-5)],
>    Warning: PIL is not installed properly, image scaling will not work.
> Now I can guess that image scaling won't work, but where do
> I start to figure out what is wrong.  This is a fresh install
> of Plone 2.5/Zope 2.9.3 with an empty site.

It is saying that PIL (Python Imaging Library) is not available for the
python installed on the box.

with debian, you can do apt-get install python2.4-imaging to make sure
the libraries are added for the correct python version your zope is

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