Quoth Wichert Akkerman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:
> Previously Sebastian Tennant wrote:
>> dzhandle does this, or something like this. It creates a directory
>> structure in $INSTANCE/Products that mirrors /usr/share/zope/Products
>> and then symlinks each individual file in each directory to it's
> Ugh, I wonder what the reasoning behind that is. Forests of symlinks are
> not the easiest things to manage.
Yeah it's pretty ugly. No doubt it's because dzhandle(1) tries to be
all things to all men:
dzhandle is the command-line utility for handling Zope servers,
instances and products. It is a system administration tool and a
Debian/Ubuntu maintainer’s helper script at the same time: using
dzhandle you can manage your Zope installations, create [and
remove] instances, add [and remove] Zope products to them [and]
start and stop them, [and] it [can] also used by the Debian/Ubuntu Zope
packages for their installation and removal.
It doesn't mention versions above but it supports multiple versions as
well and it _is_ very easy to use. For instance, installing CMF1.5
(and creating the directory structure and forest of symlinks) was a
$ dzhandle -z 2.8 add-product z286one CMFCore CMFDefault ...
Ah! And I've just remembered, you can chose whether to create symlink
files, directories or create copies. More from dzhandle(1):
-t ATECHNIQUE, --addon-install-technique=ATECHNIQUE
How to install addons: ‘linked’ means the product
or extension directory will be symlinked into the
instance home, ‘tree-linked’ means the directory
structure will be re-created and then files sym‐
linked, ‘copied’ means the file will be copied into
the instance home.
I handn't grokked this when I issued the command and 'tree-linked' is
All in all, it seems like a pretty useful tool.
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