[Setup] Re: Plone 2.5.3 Installation Failure

Dale dewittdale at gmail.com
Mon May 28 21:13:10 UTC 2007

Since the installer has inputted into the registry had you thought of
doing a network copy of the good copy of the program file plone
folder.  I've had no problems running that operation successfully.
That's a cheap way if you have a network.

On May 21, 4:03 am, Bet Arki <R.M.Par... at Lboro.ac.uk> wrote:
> Hi
> I tried to install plone 2.5.3 (inc ZOPE 2.9.7 and Python 2.4.4) on a
> windows XP machine.  The first few time s it extracted all files and the
> fell over whilst trying to build an instance of plone - message......
> pythonw.exe - Unable to locate component.  This application has failed to
> start because python22.dll was not found.  Reinstalling the application may
> fix the problem.
> I tried several times - but always the same.
> I then used the same download on another (identical build?) XP machine - all
> went ok and plone runs.  I did note that the post install logs were very
> different on both.  I also noticed that the log on the failed install was
> dated from the first attempt (ie had not overwritten).  So then I used
> windows control panel to de-install both plone and python.  I also stopped
> any programs in startup that may heve been trying to use sockets or ports
> (MSN messanger, WISEftp manager).
> Now I seem to be worse off.  If I reinstall from the download, the installer
> extracts all the files - but then does not attempt to build an instance of
> plone.  The installer says that the installation is complete and all is ok -
> BUT plone does not run and there is NO postinstall log file.
> Any help will be most welcome
> Cheers
> Bet
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