[Zope-DB] Pitfall: mxODBCZopeDA and test runner in 2.9+

Charlie Clark charlie at egenix.com
Fri Oct 13 10:57:37 EDT 2006

Am 13.10.2006, 15:43 Uhr, schrieb Paul Winkler <pw_lists at slinkp.com>:

>  think for my use case, your workaround of putting mxODBCZopeDA
> under SoftwareHome is probably the best.
> I'm currently using the test -k flag to prevent bytecode deletion,
> but it's only a matter of time before that causes me pain of the
> sort Chris described.
> I'll put the mx libs in my python site-packages too (since the
> testrunner also deletes bytecode in $INSTANCE_HOME/lib/python).

Technically you should actually use $INSTANCE_HOME/modules at least for  
newer versions of Zope and I think this is also the way to go in the  
future. We've stuck with $INSTANCE_HOME/lib as this works with so many  
different versions of Zope which we try and support - helping users  
install mxODBC correctly is the number one support issue.

> Shouldn't be a problem for licensing since our buildout system creates a
> dedicated "private" python installation; we're not currently sharing
> python or SOFTWARE_HOME across multiple instances, and I doubt we'll
> start doing that because it'd take some hacking on the build scripts so
> it's much cheaper to just keep wasting disk space.

Sounds reasonable.

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