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It looks like WebFaction have discontinued all of their Zope/Plone installers, but I'm old-school and still want to run Plone. How can I install it?

asked 16 Sep '15, 23:02

seanf
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edited 16 Sep '15, 23:04


First, create a 'custom app listening on port' application and attach it to a site. Make a note of the port number and name of the app.

Next, SSH to your server and run the following commands, replacing app_name with the name of the app, and replacing NNNNN with the port number assigned to your app:

cd ~/webapps/app_name
wget https://launchpad.net/plone/5.0/5.0/+download/Plone-5.0-UnifiedInstaller-r1.tgz
tar zxf Plone-5.0-UnifiedInstaller-r1.tgz
cd Plone-5.0-UnifiedInstaller-r1
mkdir tmp
export TMPDIR=$PWD/tmp
./install.sh --target=$HOME/webapps/app_name standalone
# the previous step will take a while. make a note of the admin username 
# and password when it is complete
cd ../zinstance
sed -i -e 's/http-address = 8080/http-address = NNNNN/' buildout.cfg 
./bin/buildout
./bin/plonectl start

At that point, your Zope instance will be up and running at the site you created in the first step. You can go there and click "Create a new Plone site" to get started with Plone.

If you are on one of our older servers (< web500) then you'll need to include an extra option "--static-lxml" on the install.sh step:

./install.sh --static-lxml --target=$HOME/webapps/app_name standalone
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answered 16 Sep '15, 23:02

seanf
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edited 11 Feb '16, 18:05

I used this how-to to install Plone 5 yesterday. Worked like a charm. Plone 5 is a big update and I wondered if the 'static-lxml' command was still necessary. I still don't know, but the build worked flawlessly so no reason to worry about it.

(08 Oct '15, 13:05) williamF
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