Zope, M2Crypto, and Gentoo
jsmilan at tiny.net
jsmilan at tiny.net
Wed Sep 29 05:00:41 CEST 2004
Thanks for your comments. Maybe I should elaborate a bit more.
This project that I'm doing is a very small one. One objective is to
teach myself object oriented programming in the simplest environment
possible. If I am successful, I hope to have a standalone application
that can be bundled up for Windows, Linux, and hopefully Mac OSX.
However, I'll be happy if I can just get everything to work. :)
The project itself is an admin tool for gameservers. Very simple
requirements; read in a text configuration file, provide a Web interface
to edit it line by line with some integrity checking on variable names,
and write the text file back out. Nothing exciting at all.
That means a very small number of users, only one user accessing a given
file at a time, etc. LDAP is really overkill, as is another Webserver.
Heck, I wouldn't even be looking at m2crypto if it weren't for the fact
I want this tool to manage remote servers.
As it stands now, I haven't tried anything with it. I think my next step
is to contact the guy who maintains m2crypto, describe my situation, and
ask him if he has any thoughts.
Josef Meile <jmeile at hotmail.com> wrote:
>jsmilan at tiny.net wrote:
>> I answered John by email before I saw his response here. (Thanks, John!)
>> Basically, I'm not opposed to taking that approach as a last resort.
>> However, doing so would mean giving up the automatic upate process for
>> Gentoo. Does anyone else have any ideas?
>I also like the emerge facility of Gentoo, but I think that things like
>a webserver (and problably some dependencies) should be installed from
>source. After all, you don't know what modules are included on the
>python binary of gentoo. For example, it will be hard to add ldap
>support for python/zope, since ldap may require some special flags that
>aren't included on the binary installation.
>The other problem is that with the binaries the files will be stored on
>different locations. I personaly preffer to compile the software I use
>on /usr/local/mySoftName. By doing this, you now where your binaries and
>config files are.
>Finally, I don't know if the python installed by gentoo, is the same one
>as the one installed when emerging zope. This could be also an issue,
>since you can have to different pythons on your system, but only one
>will have m2crypto support.
>The other thing is that I don't know if the m2crypto version that you
>mentioned (0.13) have the latest ZServerssl for zope 2.7. That's other
>reason why your install is failing: you are installing ZServerssl for
>If you still want to proceed with the binaries, then you have to look
>for the locations of your python, zope, and m2Crypto with the qpkg
>command of gentoo (this command isn't normally installed with gentoo, I
>don't remmember which ebuild you will have to install). ie:
>% qpkg -l python | more
>first I adviced you to watch the init script of zope and see which
>python is used. Then call the python console and try to see if m2crypto
>is installed there:
> >>> import M2Crypto
>If you don't see any error, then you are lucky and it means that the
>python used by your zope has M2Crypto installed. If you see an error,
>then you will have to manually install m2crypto as indicated by John.
>Unfortunatelly I think you will have to manually install ZServerssl for
>zope 2.7 as indicated by John because m2crypto does not do this.
Jim Smilanich jsmilan at visi.com
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