[Grok-dev] grokproject putting Data.fs under parts/*

Wichert Akkerman wichert at wiggy.net
Mon Jan 12 12:39:20 EST 2009

Previously Martijn Faassen wrote:
> Reinout van Rees wrote:
> > Well, what every buildout guideline on plone.org seems to mention is:
> > 
> > * Stuff in parts/* can and will be zapped into oblivion by buildout.
> > 
> > * Stuff in var/* is safe.
> > I cannot actually find it on buildout's pypi page, but I've always 
> > treated it as a rule of thumb. I could of course be something build into 
> > several zope2-ish recipes.
> I think that's the case. I've seen it before myself and I've been using 
> buildout in a Zope 3 context for many years now.
> buildout doesn't zap parts into oblivion willy-nilly, it only zaps them 
> when there's an actual need (messing around with the [data] section will 
> do it, I suspect).

Which includes:

- moving your buildout to a different path on the filesystem and
  rerunning buildout
- changing the configuration for the part

both of these will make buildout delete data in parts/ and ask the
recipe to recreate it.

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