[Zope] Zope installation woes
russ at russtik.co.uk
Thu Jul 6 08:18:50 EDT 2006
Thanks for your help guys, much appreciated. I'll see what I can find on
From: Jonathan [mailto:dev101 at magma.ca]
Sent: 06 July 2006 13:08
To: russ; zope at zope.org
Subject: Re: [Zope] Zope installation woes
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From: "russ" <russ at russtik.co.uk>
To: "'Sascha Welter'" <zopelist at betabug.ch>; <zope at zope.org>
Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2006 5:38 AM
Subject: RE: [Zope] Zope installation woes
>I agree Sascha, I would prefer to much more grounded in the ways of the
> command line before attempting this stuff. I'm trying to get this running
> as I was hoping that it wouldn't be too involved and would be able to get
> busy creating Plone sites. I don't have the luxury of time to learn more
> about this in general beforehand and so made the decision to learn "on the
> job" as it were. You may see this as foolish, and it probably is, but I
> entered into this hoping that I wouldn't have to get my hands too dirty.
> now find myself in uncharted territory, not wanting to turn back.
> So do you think I should throw in the towel now?
If you only have one server available and if it is a production server, then
you need to think about the ramifications of crashing that server.
'Production server' means different things to different organizations, and
if no-one is going to be screaming at you if you kill the server then carry
However, if your organization takes a dim view of production server
downtime, then I would caution you against proceeding!
You don't need to be a linux expert to install zope, but you do need at
least a rudimentary understanding of how linux works and how some basic
commands work. I would recommend spending some time reading the intro
chapters of some linux documentation (you can find some at
http://www.linux.org/docs/, and there is a good doc at:
http://www.centos.org/docs/4/html/rhel-rg-en-4/) - it may seem like a waste
of time, but it will save you time and aggravation in the future.
If you do not want to spend the time on linux/zope and you just want to 'get
working', you could look at some of the zope hosting companies (they already
have zope up and running, and they look after maintaining the
'infrastructure', which lets you focus on your application).
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