creating a plone 3 site from buildout


How do create a plone 3 site using buildout again? Using ubuntu 9.10 (karmic)?

update: just go to http://plone.org/documentation/manual/developer-manual/managing-projects-with-buildout




(mostly following http://www.stereoplex.com/2008/may/7/creating-a-python-2-4-plone-and-zope-development-e/ here)


First of course, python2.4 and python2.4 dev needs to be installed.

Download http://peak.telecommunity.com/dist/ez_setup.py

wget http://peak.telecommunity.com/dist/ez_setup.py

As I only use easy_install for plone stuff, I do a system wide installation of it

sudo python2.4 ez_setup.py
sudo easy_install virtualenv

Setting up the plone site

Virtual environment

Now I create a virtual environment directory for my plone 3 site

virtualenv --no-site-packages plone3
cd plone3
source bin/activate

Now, for the actual plonesite

easy_install ZopeSkel
paster create -t plone3_buildout plonesite

Lets modify the configuration

cd plonesite
vim buildout.cfg

Edit the file to contain the following:


parts =

eggs =

recipe = zc.recipe.egg
egg = PIL==1.1.6
find-links = http://dist.repoze.org/ 

e.g. mine for 3.3.3 now looks like this

parts =

# Change the number here to change the version of Plone being used
extends = 
versions = versions

# Add additional egg download sources here. dist.plone.org contains archives
# of Plone packages.
find-links =

# Add additional eggs here
eggs =

# Reference any eggs you are developing here, one per line
# e.g.: develop = src/my.package
develop =

# Version pins for new style products go here
plone.recipe.zope2instance = 3.6

# For more information on this step and configuration options see:
# http://pypi.python.org/pypi/plone.recipe.zope2install
recipe = plone.recipe.zope2install
fake-zope-eggs = true
url = ${versions:zope2-url}

# Use this section to download additional old-style products.
# List any number of URLs for product tarballs under URLs (separate
# with whitespace, or break over several lines, with subsequent lines
# indented). If any archives contain several products inside a top-level
# directory, list the archive file name (i.e. the last part of the URL,
# normally with a .tar.gz suffix or similar) under 'nested-packages'.
# If any archives extract to a product directory with a version suffix, list
# the archive name under 'version-suffix-packages'.
# For more information on this step and configuration options see:
# http://pypi.python.org/pypi/plone.recipe.distros
recipe = plone.recipe.distros
urls =
nested-packages =
version-suffix-packages =

# For more information on this step and configuration options see:
# http://pypi.python.org/pypi/plone.recipe.zope2instance
recipe = plone.recipe.zope2instance
zope2-location = ${zope2:location}
user = admin:admin
http-address = 8080
#debug-mode = on
#verbose-security = on
# If you want Zope to know about any additional eggs, list them here.
# This should include any development eggs you listed in develop-eggs above,
# e.g. eggs = Plone my.package
eggs =

# If you want to register ZCML slugs for any packages, list them here.
# e.g. zcml = my.package my.other.package
zcml =

products =

# For more information on this step and configuration options see:
# http://pypi.python.org/pypi/zc.recipe.egg
recipe = zc.recipe.egg
eggs = ${instance:eggs}
interpreter = zopepy
extra-paths = ${zope2:location}/lib/python
scripts = zopepy

recipe = zc.recipe.egg
egg = PIL==1.1.6
find-links = http://dist.repoze.org/

Installing the site

easy_install -U setuptools
python bootstrap.py


Running the site

bin/instance fg