[Grok-dev] Ignas's work on grokproject

Martijn Faassen faassen at startifact.com
Wed Sep 12 12:29:03 EDT 2007

Hi there,

Ignas has been irritated that installing grok requires either a 
workingenv or root access to set up grokproject. In my blog he posted 
the following suggestion:

http://ignas.pov.lt/grokproject-buildout.tar.gz and 

two takes on the problem. Both will work even on ubuntu with a broken 
version of setuptools and a conflicting version of pytz installed. 
Neither requires root. Downside - buildouts created with grokproject 
will share the same virtual python installation though, but i didn't 
have time to work around that yet. On the upside - buildouts will be 
more or less isolated from system python, so they will work even if the 
person installing grok has Zope3 installed in his system.

To try out - download, extract, make and run bin/grokproject to create a 

I haven't looked into this myself yet, but it sounds like a promising 
initiative. Could you look into this, Philipp?



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