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Re: OT: Python, Zope and Pone (RHEL v4)



On Tue, 2007-01-30 at 00:22 -0800, Michael A. Peters wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-01-29 at 09:40 -0700, Jamie Bohr wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > My department has chosen Plone as a CMS tool.  We already have a RHEL
> > V4 server we would like to host this on.  RHEL V4 comes with Python
> > 2.3.4, Plone requires Zope which requires Python 2.4.3.  I could not
> > find an RPM package for it, so before I compile and install it I was
> > going to remove Python 2.3.4; there are tons of dependences I would
> > rather not remove.  I don't want to mess up this system because it is
> > a production server (used very little) and looking for guidance on how
> > to proceed.  Should I install yum and point it to some Fedora sources
> > for Python, Zope and Plone?  Is there a source out there for newer
> > Python, Zope and Plone that I did not find (I googled for them)?  
> > 
> > I would like to install all the packages by RPM, makes it easier to
> > track what is installed on a system.
> 
> Do not replace the system Python with a newer one.
> You probably could install a newer python and its entire tree in another
> location on the filesystem (maybe /usr/local or /opt ??) but leave the
> system python intact or you will likely end up crying very bitter tears.
> 
> I do not know of an rpm packaging for python that puts it in another
> location but they probably could be built w/o too much trouble by just
> redefining a few rpm macros before building them - and possibly change
> the name of the package in spec file to make things easier on you.
> 

The RPMs at PyVault (http://www.python.org/pyvault/) use the
alternatives system so that you can have multiple versions of Python on
the same system.  Python 2.4 for RHEL/Centos 4 can be found at
http://www.python.org/pyvault/centos-4-i386/repodata/repoview/python24-0-2.4.2-10.el4.pyv.html


Tony


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