[Zope] Question about Upgrading Zope and OS X Server

Tres Seaver tseaver at palladion.com
Tue Dec 7 14:35:56 EST 2010

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On 12/07/2010 01:18 PM, Dan Gaibel wrote:

> I have recently inherited the responsibility of supporting a fairly
> complex web server running Zope 2.8.6 on Python 2.3.5. This
> configuration is currently on a Linux (Fedora Core) server and I
> would like very much to migrate to OS X Server Snow Leopard. It also
> seems to me that I should consider upgrading Zope to a more current
> release while I'm at it. We heavily use MySQL and associated
> products, LocalFS, and the Python Imagining Library. We have a
> variety of ZClass homegrown products as well.
> I know that I'm in for a headache no matter what, but I wonder if any
> of you folks could point me in the right direction or offer advice on
> the situation. Is it crazy to jump from 2.8.6 to 2.12? Does anyone
> use OS X Server for Zope? Is this migration a mistake? Any pitfalls I
> should be looking out for?

I would do this in small steps, e.g. first migrate to the new machine / OS:

- - Get Python 2.3.x installed on the OS/X server.

- - Build the latest Zope 2.8.* on that server.

- - Install and test products there in the same versions  you now use.

- - Copy your old database over and test.

then upgrade the software stack:

- - Move carefully through the Zope releases (I would to 2.9, 2.10, and'
  2.12), upgrading Python as needed  to stay on a supported version.

- - Check for upgrades to the products, and their compatibility with
  Zope versions.  Test them, and your site. after each upgrade.

- -- 
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