[Setup] Re: Installing Plone in a virtual machine

Joel Marion jo.marion at uwinnipeg.ca
Thu Jul 9 15:29:40 UTC 2009

Hi Lars,

I've successfully installed Plone in many virtual machine instances, though not on Windows guests. My setup has been Linux virtual machines on Virtualbox running on Windows XP SP3. 

Are you using python 2.4? Have you tried downloading Plone again (in case of a broken download)?

Are you committed to running on Windows? I think you'll find more people working on *nix, than Windows, and thus more support for *nix-based installs.

Maybe try using a different virtual machine (VMWare, Virtualbox), in case M$ Virtual PC is the culprit.


From: Lars L?wenadler <lars.lowenadler at fcc.chalmers.se>
Subject: [Setup] Installing Plone in a virtual machine
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Today I have installed Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 on my Windows XP SP3
system. In the Virtual PC IÆve successfully installed a copy of Windows XP
SP2. Now IÆm trying to install Plone in this virtual machine. However, I get
some errors during the installation (when running buildout), and although it
finishes itÆs impossible to start the Plone Controller and I notice that the
Plone Windows Service (Zope instance) isnÆt present in the list of available
Windows services.


The errors are the following:


1. Executing the command æbootstrap.pyÆ failed

SystemExit: 1


2. Executing the command æbuildout-script.pyÆ failed

IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: æC:\\Program


3. Executing the command æcluster-control-script.pyÆ failed

IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: æC:\\Program


4. Executing the command æplonectl-script.pyÆ failed

IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: æC:\\Program


I clicked OK on all 4 errors which was the only option.


Are these things occurring as a result of Plone being installed in a virtual


Thank you for any advice.






Lars L÷wenadler, MSc
Fraunhofer-Chalmers Research Centre for Industrial Mathematics

Chalmers Science Park
SE-412 88 G÷teborg


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