Rotor was removed form python for a variety of reasons (see the mailing
list archives) but one of them was that it's a terrible way to do any sort
of encryption. There are numberous python extensions that do encryption
and decryption which could be incorporated into your product.
Alternatively, you can add rotor as a python script into your product--
and interesting programming project <smile.
Or you can add back in the rotormodule as a Python Extension.
The rotormodule can be picked up for the Module directory of the
Python 1.5 directory.
On Tue, 14 Mar 2006, Jeff Gentry wrote:
> Hello ...
> I've been trying to put together a relatively small ZMI based
> product. When I go to distribute it, I click on the "distribution" tab,
> select to allow redistribution and then "create distribution archive", as
> per the Zope Book. (And I've also tried this w/o allowing redistribution,
> as well as tried this on the toy "Zoo Exhibit" product in the Zope
> Book). When I click on "create distribution archive" I get:
> * Module ZPublisher.Publish, line 175, in publish_module_standard
> * Module ZPublisher.Publish, line 132, in publish
> * Module ZPublisher.Publish, line 101, in publish
> * Module ZPublisher.mapply, line 88, in mapply
> * Module ZPublisher.Publish, line 39, in call_object
> * Module App.Product, line 489, in index_html
> * Module App.Product, line 200, in _distribution
> ImportError: No module named rotor
> This also crashes Zope entirely (needs to be restarted). This is with
> Zope 2.7.3 with python 2.4.1.
> >From what I've read, the rotor module was deprecated in python 2.3 and
> then removed in python 2.4, which would be why I don't have the rotor
> module. One page I found:
> Seems to describe exactly the situation I'm having.
> My question is what is the appropriate workaround here? Is this
> considered an issue w/ the version of Python I'm using or the version of
> Zope? One piece of advice I read (involving importing rotor but not w/
> Zope) was to downgrade to Python 2.3 but I'd prefer not to do that. If I
> upgrade Zope will that remove the dependence on the rotor module?
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