[Zope-PTK] DemoPortal's PortalWizard and other wizards broken

Ricardo Marques ricmarques@yahoo.com
Thu, 6 Apr 2000 03:27:57 -0700 (PDT)

Hallo Mike,

--- Mike Pelletier <mike@digicool.com> wrote:

>   Hello, and welcome.

Thanks  :)

>   I also recommend updating to the present release
> (2.1.6).  The version of Zope is the only thing that
> sounds unusual about your configuration.  I have not

> had a report of this particular bug from
> anyone else, so I am pretty confident this will
> solve your problem.

In fact, upgrading to 2.1.6  *did*  solve the problem.
I already sent an email to Toshio Matsuda thanking for
his very quick and efficient reply.

I wasn't however able to upgrade the Zope version
using the diff file ( I downloaded the binary version
with filename Zope-2.1.x-to-2.1.6-linux2-x86.tgz ),
because I eventually found out that I had some wrong
permissions in some files and directories. 

Downloading the source file (Zope-2.1.6-src.tgz) and
trying to install it also gave me problems when I
wrote the python -O w_pcgi.py command at the Shell,
under user nobody:

Compiling extensions in lib/python
cp /usr/lib/python1.5/config/Makefile.pre.in .
cp: /usr/lib/python1.5/config/Makefile.pre.in: No such
file or directory
Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/usr/local/Zope/w_pcgi.py", line 111, in ?
    if __name__=='__main__': main(sys.argv[0])
[A bunch of another errors was here]

So I eventually downloaded the Zope 2.16 binary for
Linux ( Zope-2.1.6-linux2-x86.tgz ) and installed it.
This time everything worked out:

> su [to root]
> cp Zope-2.1.6-linux2-x86.tgz /usr/local
> cd /usr/local
> tar xvzf Zope-2.1.6-linux2-x86.tgz
> mv Zope-2.1.6-linux2-x86 Zope
> chown -R nobody:nobody Zope
> cd Zope
> su nobody
> ./install  [still as nobody user]

> pico start
(I removed the switch -D so Zope is able to run as a
Daemon, therefore it now runs in the background)

> ./start  [still as nobody]

And that's that  :)  
I then followed the installation instructions. I
haven't installed SiteAccess this time (just for
playing it safe). 

And I now have the Portal Toolkit product working.

Knowing how to work  *with it*  is a whole different
story however, and the Zope Portal Toolkit Guide at
http://www.zope.org/Products/PTK/PTK.html is not yet
complete which makes the learning curve quite steeper.

Oh well, I think these are the joys of a Content
Manager  ;-)

Feel free to comment on anything I wrote here.

Thanks again and best wishes.

PS: I will probably start using my softhome.net
address from now on, since the wonderful traffic of
this mailing list is filling my Inbox quickly  :)
Ricardo Marques

WebMaster at the Catholic University of Portugal

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