Hello there, First off all, I don't have a blog so I'll be posting it here.
Yesterday I decided to setup a zopeproject generated app with mod_wsgi and I would like to share my experience. I am going to skip the part of setting up mod_wsgi with apache because I think this very well documented. My environment: zopeproject generated app sitting at: /opt/zope3/app using python located at: /usr/local buildout-eggs located at: /opt/buildout-eggs For testing purposes, I've added www.foo.com to my /etc/hosts so when I tried to reach www.foo.com it would resolve to my local machine. Then we have virtual hosting config (www.foo.com.config in my test case) : WSGIRestrictStdout Off WSGIPythonHome /usr/local WSGIDaemonProcess foo user=fcorrea group=users threads=1 maximum-requests=10000 python-path=/opt/buildout-eggs/ <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName www.foo.com WSGIScriptAlias /site /opt/zope3/app/bin/zope3.wsgi WSGIProcessGroup foo WSGIPassAuthorization On WSGIReloadMechanism Process SetEnv HTTP_X_VHM_HOST http://www.foo.com/site SetEnv PASTE_CONFIG /opt/zope3/app/deploy.ini </VirtualHost> I created this file based on the one that Carlos de la Guardia created for grok and did some minor changes to make it work for zope3. Things I needed to do: Add the WSGIRestrictStdout Off directive because for some reason zope was trying to write something to sys.stdout and mod_wsgi didn't let it do it. Modify WSGIPythonHome and pointed to my custom python installation Modify WSGIDaemonProcess and set python-path to my buildout-eggs directory It turns out that zopeproject doesn't generate a .wsgi file for you so you need to create one and it need to look like this: (zope3.wsgi file based on the one repoze.grok generates) import os, sys sys.path.append('/opt/zope3/app/src') from paste.deploy import loadapp ini = '/opt/zope3/app/deploy.ini' application = loadapp('config:%s' % ini) Well, at this point I thought I was good to go and figured that something was still missing. After getting IOErros with zope trying to write logs to /home/fcorrea/logs/z3.log instead of /opt/zope3/app/log/z3.log, I rushed to repoze IRC channel and asked for help since they are leading zope on wsgi stuff. Chris McDonough again provided some guidance on trying to debug and asked me to change the user and check if zope would try to write the logs into that user's home directory and he was right. That pointed me out that I needed to hardcode the z3.log and Data.fs paths in my /opt/zope3/app/zope.conf so it would look like this: <logfile> path /opt/zope3/app/log/z3.log formatter zope.exceptions.log.Formatter </logfile> Instead of the defaults generated by zopeproject that looks like this: <logfile> path log/z3.log formatter zope.exceptions.log.Formatter </logfile> After changing the paths I thought I was going to see my nice app's front page in there but there was one more error in apache's log related to apidoc. [Thu Aug 28 12:06:13 2008] [error] [client 127.0.0.2] ZopeXMLConfigurationError: File "/opt/zope3/app/apidoc.zcml", line 3.2-3.60 [Thu Aug 28 12:06:13 2008] [error] [client 127.0.0.2] ConfigurationError: ('Invalid value for', 'package', 'ImportError: Module zope.app has no global preference') For some reason, apidoc didn't work with my mod_wsgi setup..but heck, I was going production with the website so who cares about apidoc right now anyway? So that's what I did. Went back to my /opt/zope3/app/site.zcml and commented out the apidoc snippet, which recommends you to turn it off when going production BTW. So that's it. It is working now and it took me about 1.5h to get it going and I still don't know if I did it correctly. Does anyone have any feedback on this? Anyone running plain zope3 with mod_wsgi? I would be interested in feedback on how to improve this. Best Regards, Fernando _______________________________________________ Zope-Dev maillist - Zope-Dev@zope.org http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-dev ** No cross posts or HTML encoding! ** (Related lists - http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-announce http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope )