On Friday 08 July 2005 08:01 am, Tony Addyman wrote:
> Peter Bengtsson wrote:
> >> > The only negative that I know of comes with SuSE 9.3 Pro. Zope is
> >> > compiled with Python 2.4!
> >>
> >> Why do these bastards ship Zope with an unsupported Python version...
> >> unbelievable! Maybe a reason *not* to use Suse.
> >
> > he he. I think the equivalent of using deb packages (or alike) to
> > install and maintain your zope is like create and maintain a zclass
> > project: you get started quickly but very soon you grow out of it and
> > the ceiling can't be raised without breaking the roof.
> Does your technical expertise match your sense of humour? I have built
> Python and Zope from source in the past, but that was always on a system
> which had shipped with an earlier version of Python. In this case building
> from source generates the following error when you start Zope. This was
> python2.3.5 tar file from python.org and zope-2.7.5, from zope.org. All the
> advice on the Web talks about removing old code, because DbTab is now
> integrated. The error message was:
> DBTab.ClassFactories.autoClassFactory could not be imported. Line 844 of
> zope.conf.
> Removing python-2.4 from the system is not an option. Too many thinks link
> in to it.
> Tony Addyman

I have never had any problems with the Debian python packages, I suggest you 
use them.  Debian is perfectly happy to have 2.4 and 2.3 side by side (and 
2.1 and 1.5 even).  However, you should certainly build your zope and 
associated products from source.

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