2009/12/29 Marius Gedminas <mar...@gedmin.as>:
> I get the following error:
>
>    File "build/bdist.linux-i686/egg/Zope2/utilities/load_site.py", line 248
>      body = ("<html><head><title><dtml-var title_or_id></title>
>                                                               ^
>  SyntaxError: EOL while scanning single-quoted string
>
>    File 
> "/home/mg/tmp/buildout-eggs/tmprWUwxL/Zope2-2.12.2-py2.5-linux-i686.egg/Zope2/utilities/load_site.py",
>  line 248
>      body = ("<html><head><title><dtml-var title_or_id></title>
>                                                               ^
>  SyntaxError: EOL while scanning single-quoted string

I already fixed that error on the 2.12 branch. But it's a bogus
message generated by setuptools. It tries to compile all scripts
ending in .py when building the egg. The script in question is never
used anywhere and is probably some bitrot.

> After that, it refuses to create a Data.fs and start up:
>
>    File 
> "/home/mg/tmp/buildout-eggs/Zope2-2.12.2-py2.5-linux-i686.egg/Zope2/Startup/datatypes.py",
>  line 273, in _mountPathError
>      "No root database configured")
>  ZConfig.ConfigurationError: No root database configured
>
> Huh?  Result of that load_site.py error, or a missing manual step that I 
> should
> have known to do despite it being not mentioned in the installation docs?
>
> I was brave enough to specify INSTANCEHOME as '.' in my zope.conf,
> because I strongly believe hardcoding absolute paths is dumb.
>
> �...@platonas:~/src/akl-website-z2.12-experiment $ cat etc/zope.conf
>  %define INSTANCE .
>
>  python $INSTANCE/bin/py
>
>  instancehome $INSTANCE

Well. You didn't specify a database file in your zope,conf it seems.
Without a declaration, there's no database.

Hanno
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