[Zope] lame newbie product intallation q's...

sathya sathya at zeomega.com
Mon May 17 17:30:17 EDT 2004

Ken Gunderson wrote:

> On Monday 17 May 2004 02:44 pm, sathya wrote:
>>Ken Gunderson wrote:
>>zope 2.7 has better facilities to run multiple instances from a
>>single install. have you tried it yet ?
> Precisely what I am doing.  I have Zope-2.7 with multiple instances.  
> Dir structure like this:

> /usr/local/www/Zope/Products
> /usr/local/www/Zope/lib
> etc.
> and then instances w/in:
> /usr/local/www/Zope/instance1/Products
> /usr/local/www/Zope/instance2/Products
> /usr/local/www/Zope/instance3/Products
> It seems logical that one could put shared products under the top level 
> Product dir (i.e. /usr/local/www/Zope/Products), let each instance 
> inherit as needed, then put custom productxyz for instance1 into that 
> instance's Products dir.  But that's not what I seem to get from 
> reading the docs, so am concerned there might be some "hidden" 
> consequence not readily apparent to us newbie types...
above sounds good to me.
adding plone via symlinks is also cool. that way you will have some 
flexibility linking in different versions of plone across instances if 
theres a need ...

> Also occurs to me that might be best from maintainability for ease of 
> future upgrades to just put products, e.g. Plone, in their own dir 
> somewhere out of the Zope tree and then symlink as needed back into 
> each instance's Product dir.
> Seems to be more than one way to do it.  I'm pretty experienced Unix 
> sysadmin, but I don't have explicit experience with Zope, so I'd 
> appreciate any insights those who've gone before may provide.
> Thanks bunches.

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