Installing WebDAV server

Fokke Nauta fnautaNO at
Tue Aug 30 17:16:12 EDT 2011

"Thomas 'PointedEars' Lahn" <PointedEars at> wrote in message 
news:6545843.yvFAXZvWTv at
> Fokke Nauta wrote:
>> I'm running a PC with XP Pro32, [.]
>> To do some research with some calender systems and to share the Outlook
>> calendar I need a WebDAV server. After googling I found the Python WebDAV
>> server.
>> I installed Python 3.2.1 and extracted the packages PyWebDAV and PyXML.
>> Now I have a working Python app and 2 directories called PyWebDAV-
>> and PyXML-0.8.4. In the PyWebDAV README it says:
>> Installation and setup of server can be as easy as follows:
>> $ easy_install PyWebDAV
>> $ davserver -D /tmp -n -J
>> But of course it doesn't work like that. When I start up Python GUI
> That is really not a *G*raphical User Interface, but the (text-based) 
> Python
> shell.

Yes, I noticed. But the application has the name of Python GUI.

>> I see the ">>>" prompt instead of the "$" prompt.
>  "Doctor, my arm hurts when I move it." - "Don't move it, then."

I don't see the point here ...

> The Python shell executes Python code.  The above obviously is not Python
> code, but *system* shell commands.  So let the *system* command shell
> execute them (as indicated by the `$' prompt, which is customary for a
> sh-based UNIX/Linux shell prompt).

I know. I worked with SCO Unix and various sorts of Linux.
But never with Python, so I hadn't got a clue about the prompt.

> Since you use Windows XP, type `cmd' to get the command shell (if you knew
> MS-DOS, which I doubt, you are at home now).

I know MSDOS. I even worked with CP/M

> However, you appear to have
> found the *UNIX/Linux* README (and the corresponding version?) of that
> server: the second command is usually how you would run a program as 
> daemon
> on Unices (run through an init script), while on Windows NT (like XP) you
> would have a setup program install a service for you (maybe to execute 
> that
> command when the service is started).  Look for the Windows version.

There is no other Windows version except the packages I mentioned,  PyWebDAV 
and PyXML.
The only Windows thing I got was the Python interpreter itself.

>> But where do I place the two directories?
> You do not; let easy_install place them in the correct packages directory
> (hence *easy* *install*).  That is very likely what the and
> scripts are for (spell "ez" in English).
>> And there is no easy_install script in the PyXML-0.8.4
>> directory, only a and script. I guess the latter is
>> the one to use. But how?

Which fucking manual?

>> How do I proceed next?
> Look for the Windows version.  If there is none, get easy_install and use 
> it
> as described.

Thanks for your quick reply.
This means "Show over"?


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