Posts tagged 'easy_install'

Virtualenv being ignored by setuptools/Distribute/easy_install

This one couldn’t be simpler, but it’s worth noting all the same.  I’ve just experienced a situation where a virtualenv  was being completely ignored by all tools even though it was absolutely activated via source bin/activate.

The answer was to blow away the lib directory within the virtualenv and blow away the local Python interpreter at bin/python and re-create the virtualenv. After deactivating and re-activating, everything works correctly again.

I guess something in the environment (or env variables) got messed up. Who knows; it works now.

Creating & distributing a new Plone/PyPI product

It’s amazing to see how technologies can be so smoothly integrated these days.  I’m talking, at least in this instance, about how setuptools works with PyPI (and then’s Products section) and allows you to distribute your product(s) to the world.  So far, I’ve just got the one — collective.portlet.googleapps — but I’m sure time will pass and I’ll have some more useful things to contribute. Here’s a summary of what I did:

  1. Create the product.  ZopeSkel is a wonderful help here for Plone products. [I lie a little bit in …

Virtualenv, Plone, and Centos 5.x

EDIT: Watch out for python-ldap 2.3.10, the latest version at time of writing. Seems like there’s an issue with it and Centos 5.4. Forcing python-ldap to be version 2.3.8 works, though. (easy_install python-ldap==2.3.8)

Previously, you might have read about setting up a Virtualenv on Ubuntu Jaunty. Now, that was reasonably painless since python-virtualenv and python-setuptools is in the Ubuntu repo. Whether it’s my Centos servers and their misguided repos or me just not being able to find such a related rpm packages, Centos just needs little more love to get …

Buildout and Version Problems

Two blog entries in one day - wow it’s been a good work day.

Just a quick chronicle of my thoughts: version conflicts in buildout aren’t always pretty. My latest escapade into trying to load up Varnish through zc.buildout resulted in a hair-tearing out message:

An internal error occured due to a bug in either zc.buildout or in a
recipe being used:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/tmp/tmp8o-_PD/zc.buildout-1.1.1-py2.4.egg/zc/buildout/", line 1477, in main
File "/tmp/tmp8o-_PD/zc.buildout-1.1.1-py2.4.egg/zc/buildout/ …