[Zope] disappearing external methods

Jonathan dev101 at magma.ca
Wed May 7 11:54:01 EDT 2008

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Garry Saddington" <garry at schoolteachers.co.uk>
To: <zope at zope.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 07, 2008 11:52 AM
Subject: [Zope] disappearing external methods

>I have recently moved our Zope installation over to a centos server. Since 
> move all the external methods periodically stop working for no apparent
> reason and the error is returned as:
> "external method can not be called because it is none"
> The thing is that it works well and then stops. Does anyone have any ideas
> about this? The installation was not initially compiled on centos as I 
> have a
> large collection of software as part of the application which can be moved
> between servers with the Zope installation. The reason for the move to 
> Centos
> is that DTMLTex fails when trying to run pdflatex on Ubuntu and this seems 
> to
> be distro specific, with no apparent way to fix it, unless anyone knows 
> any
> better?

We use centOS and have a lot of external methods (all working happily).

Have you tried deleting the .pyc files associated with the external methods 
and then restarting zope?


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