[Zope] Unused options for buildout: 'eggs'.

Fernando Martins fernando at cmartins.nl
Fri Jul 15 10:43:44 EDT 2011

On 07/15/2011 09:28 AM, Chris Withers wrote:
> On 09/07/2011 00:21, Fernando Martins wrote:
>> I installed zope 2.13.8 per instructions on
>> http://docs.zope.org/zope2/releases/2.13/INSTALL-buildout.html
> Which bit?
Well, as a general feedback, the documentation needs some sorting out: 
the install page linked from the downloads


recommends virtualenv, which was my first attempt. I ignored a link 
there for buildout because "buildout" meant nothing to me.

Then someone recommended buildout as the mainstream (not mentioned in 
the docs as the recommended practice) and I went to:


where I followed the first procedure there which is the standalone Zope 
with buildout.

None of these worked for me to install ZSQL Methods. I am able to 
install the egg in zopepy, but then Zope does not recognise the Product. 
Some configuration is needed in Zope I guess, which I have not figured 
out yet. The main issue is the Shared.DC.ZRDB code, which is node a 
Product in itself. I can install other (simpler) Products.

The last option, "Creating a buildout-based Zope instance" leads to full 
mixing code with data which doesn't appeal me much, but feedback like 
yours is pushing in this direction.

I have come across a problem though. My server is not connected to the 
Internet and I need to use buildout in offline mode, as indicated here:


What would be the most effective way to prepare an offline set of eggs, 
without missing eggs? Using buildout in a connected computer and then 
copy the eggs from there I guess?  And what about recipes?

I will not be able to work on this for the next two weeks, but I would 
still appreciate feedback on offline installation and if possible how to 
setup Shared.DC.ZRDB in a standalone Zope setup.

> eggs is a key of the [instance] section, not the [buildout] section.
Yeah, I was just following wrong or misleading instructions somewhere :(


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