[Setup] Upgrading from plone 3.2.1 to Plone 4x

John Schinnerer john at eco-living.net
Sun Jan 26 19:59:06 UTC 2020

I used the plone unified installer for all my installs of the various 
versions. My server is Debian linux which may make that easier.

I found my notes but I think most of them are too specific to my 
situation to be useful for yours.

If helpful, my progression was:

3.2.2 to 3.3.5 (last 3.x release at the time I did this).

Then 3.3.5 to 4.0.8 (was most recent 4.x at the time I did this).

Then later on an upgrade to 4.3.7.

One thing I noticed was that I had several failures on startup of a new 
version, because of file permission issues. Perms after running 
buildout, for a few key pieces, were not set properly and so plone would 
fail to start up. Some examples from my  notes:

perms issue on
group needs write perms - did not have them from buildout creation of 
dir - fix by doing:
$ sudo chmod g+w

Problem was file permissions in the log directories for server and client.
User plone_daemon MUST own the paths to the log files, e.g.

For unknown reasons plone_buildout owned some of the dirs on the path.
Changing owner to plone_daemon fixed the issue.
If running buildout in future, check for what ownership is 
set...buildout may be doing this?


On 1/26/20 11:28 AM, João Lopes wrote:
>   Thank you Jonh finally I was able install several versions,
> 4.1.6 and 4.2.5 I will try to update my  products for those versions.
> I think the main problem was that many installations procedures do not work
> in todays OS.
> In my case I am using a macbook with Mojave and I couldn't install from the
> source.
> Fortunately, some  precompiled versions work.
> If you have any usefull notes I will be glad to see it
> Thank you
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