This looks GREAT!!

A couple of points:
*) Python 2.2.x ?? This is scheduled for Zope 3 ?? Is there any way this
could find its way in to a 2.x release?
*) Byte compiling: Why not schedule an 'at' job to do the byte compile?
*) Ownership/perms on the 'var' dir, this will need to be the same as the
user Zope runs as, which I assume is not the same as ${zopeuser}

Minor personal request:
*) Is there any way to detect if apache is installed, and have zope run as
the apache user? This would be great for CGI support, etc.


Adrian Hungate

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris McDonough" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Saturday, October 12, 2002 11:28 PM
Subject: [Zope-dev] Zope RPMs/debs and Linux FHS

> Hi all,
> I am working towards a unified Zope configuration and installation
> system on a branch of Zope named the 'chrism-install-branch'.
> I have given the buildout process on that branch the ability to create
> an RPM distribution of Zope.  I intend later to give the buildout
> process the ability to create Debian .debs as well and maybe Solaris
> packages...  I am doing this with the expectation that we might be able
> to provide RPM and .deb distros of Zope from instead of our
> current "generic Linux as tarball" distro.  I haven't looked yet at the
> Debian packaging of Zope (by Gregor Hoffleit), but I intend to do that
> next to get some more ideas.
> I know there are already at least two flavors of Zope RPMs which Jeff
> Rush helped to package.  There are a number of differences between the
> packaging of the RPMs generated by my branch and the packaging of Jeff's
> RPMs:
> - One of Jeff's distros breaks Zope up into many different packages,
>   while another installs it as one or two.  Mine only has one
>   distribution flavor: a single package.
> - Jeff's puts some stuff into the current prevailing python's
>   site-packages directory and some other stuff into /usr/share/zope.
>   Mine puts nothing into site-packages, and installs all Zope software
>   into /opt/zope.
> - Jeff's creates an INSTANCE_HOME in /var/zope.  Mine creates an
>   INSTANCE_HOME in /var/opt/zope.  I don't know if this is the right
>   thing but in reading the Linux FHS, it advises to not create
>   subdirectories of var directly... so I don't.
> - Jeff's puts pid files into /var/run, while mine creates pid files
>   directly in INSTANCE_HOME/var.
> - Jeff's puts log files into /var/log while mine puts them into
> I am wondering if:
> - anybody has opinions on the packaging layout.  Why is it advantageous
>   to have many packages rather than one?
> - anybody has any opinions of where Zope files distributed via RPMs and
>   debs should really go, especially wrt to the Linux FHS.  I'm not sure
>   there is a right answer, but I don't know beans about this, so I
>   figure I'll ask.  A file named '' is attached to this
>   email which is the input file to create a Zope RPM spec file during
>   the make process, to give a better idea of how this works.
> Thanks!
> - C

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