[Distutils] buildout recipe options

dunia duna.swlp at gmail.com
Mon Jan 5 20:29:03 CET 2009

Hi list

I'm a little bit confused with the buildout configuration files, and i 
can't find any useful information. I get that every part of the buildout 
has a recipe and this recipe takes some configuration options. My 
question is ...how can i know which are those options? I went through 
the code and found most of them, but not all.

For example, since i'm running on Debian i would like to use buildout + 
dzhandle, so i need plone.recipe.dzhandle. I found some configuration 
options used explicitly in the code (locationtype, location, zopetype, 
version, zope2-location, zopeuser, zcml, serviceuser and instancename), 
but i also found in an example buildout configuration file «httpport» 
(obvious what it is used for) and «threads» (not that obvious for me :) 
). Also i would like to know which other options i can use to set, for 
instance, dzhandle «--addon-mode» that is mandatory when using dzhandle 

Maybe this is very simple, i recognize that my knowledge of python is 
not as good as it should be...yet ;). Anyways, any hint would be useful 
for me.

My english is not very good :(, my apologies.

Thanks & happy new year! :)

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