F7 Zope package

Jonathan Steffan jon at fedoraunity.org
Sat May 5 08:07:41 UTC 2007

David G. Mackay wrote:
> It was nice to see that zope is one of the packages available for
> installation in F7.  Unfortunately, the package won't work on F7
> (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=238809). The
> maintainer that received the bug report suggested that I make some noise
> on the devel list, so here I am. 

I would also make noise, but think it was fully discussed via IRC. I am 
just checking into the discussion.

>  The problem is that the zope version
> packaged for F7 won't run with python 2.5.x (nor, to my knowledge will
> other zope versions). 

There is no 2.5 support as of yet and it looks like only Zope 3 will 
eventually support 2.5.

>  The Zope corporation used to supply "binary" rpms
> where the python interpreter that was appropriate for the zope version
> was installed in the zope directory tree.  They have discontinued this,
> but it seems like a good solution for this particular problem.

This was discussed. Anyone care to add the details as to why we are not 
going to ship a "runzope" 2.4 binary? I understand a compat-python24 
package to be more proper but a middle ground might be to ship a 2.4 
binary for exclusive use with zope. I know this has been discussed, I 
just wanted to point out the options have been run through for the sake 
of a full reply to David M.

> Zope is an excellent platform for serving web-based apps, and is well
> worth having available as part of the fedora installation.

Yes, it is.

>   Hopefully,
> it will be packaged properly.

Please don't point your finger at me. As the packager, it is not fair to 
me. This is not a packaging issue. This is an issue of including python 
2.4 support or not.

Jonathan Steffan

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