[Zope] Applying updates to zope site
briansullivan at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 14:54:44 EST 2006
On 1/10/06, Gabriel Genellina <gagenellina at softlab.com.ar> wrote:
> At Monday 9/1/2006 12:15, Brian Sullivan wrote:
> >I am involved in maintaining a remote Zope site that is behind a
> >firewall where I have no remote access.
> >I have a (parallel) site that I use to test changes and upgrades that
> >is accessible to me. I am a looking for a straightforward way to
> >package tested changes, send and have changes applied at the other end
> >-- without my physical presence (there is a systems maintenance person
> >a the other with reasonable broad systems knowledge but no in depth
> >Zope experience). The changes in this case consist of changes to or
> >new python scripts, dhtml methods and documents, or images spread
> >throughout a hierarchy of folders on the site.
> We have a similar scenario. We had to develop an Updater product which
> basically does the following:
> - we pack the modified products / objects / whatever, along with a special
> 'update.py' script, in a Zip file
> - we send the file to the other guy who can do the update, and he uploads
> it using our Updater product
> - the zip file is then unpacked in a temp directory (honoring the possible
> subdirs structure)
> - the contained 'update.py' script (written each time by us) is executed
> (using execfile), its home directory being the temp dir, so it can access
> files and folders contained in the zip file easily.
> - that script is responsible of copying/updating things. Some handy
> functions (like shutil.copytree, copy2, etc) are available for its
> convenience. ZOPE_HOME, ProductXXX.__path__ and other variables are used
> to determine the destination directory for filesystem objects. For ZODB
> objects we use some helper functions which combine
> manage_addXXX/manage_editXXX as needed, to create new objects or update
> existing ones.
> - at the end, the temp dir is erased, some log records are updated, and
> usually the Zope service is restarted.
I somehow missed this post -- sorry for being late in response.
Is this "Updater" product available somewhere
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