On Fri, Jun 10, 2005 at 02:21:32PM -0400, Paul Winkler wrote:
> Done. Like I said, just trivial docs typos.
While I'm at it, anybody object to the attached patch to
--- FAQ.txt (revision 30745)
+++ FAQ.txt (working copy)
@@ -194,7 +194,35 @@
(yay) it's var/z2.pid, for pcgi (not so yay), it's
- 4. After moving my old Data.fs to Zope 2.8 I get an
+ Upgrading from Earlier Versions of Zope
+ 1. How can I upgrade to Zope 2.8?
+ The usual procedure when installing a new version of Zope is:
+ - Create a new instance (see doc/INSTALL.txt).
+ - Copy the var/Data.fs file from your old instance into your
+ new instance's var/ directory. (It is best to do this while
+ the old instance is not running; alternatively, you can
+ use repozo.py as described at
+ to make a live backup, then create a new Data.fs from that
+ backup in your new instance.)
+ Keep your old Data.fs in the old instance as a backup.
+ - Copy the Products and Extensions directories from your old
+ instance into the new instance.
+ - Update etc/zope.conf with any changes you made in your
+ old instance. (Likewise for zeo.conf if you are using zeo.)
+ - Start the new instance. (Be sure the old instance is not running.)
+ - Update any ZCatalogs as described below.
+ 2. After moving my old Data.fs to Zope 2.8 I get an
"AttributeError, _length" when trying to use the ZCatalog?
In Zope 2.8 we cleaned up the index implementations and therefore
@@ -224,6 +252,25 @@
converted and reindexed"
+ 3. CMF doesn't work!
+ Check that you have a recent stable version of CMF.
+ You need at least CMF-1.4.8. CMF is available at
+ 4. Plone doesn't work!
+ As of the release of Zope 2.8.0, Plone does not support
+ Zope 2.8 yet. Check http://www.plone.org for updates.
+ 5. I'm using Python 2.4 and I'm having a problem...
+ Zope 2.8 has not been tested with Python 2.4.
+ Please use Python 2.3.
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