Version 2 (modified by datakid, 10 years ago) (diff)


Steps 1-4 explain how to install plone-2.5.5. If you already know this or already have it installed skip to step 5.

  1. Grab the Plone 2.5.5 Unified Installer from  here
  1. Unzip etc:
tar zxvf Plone-2.5.5-UnifiedInstaller.tgz

This gives us a copy of a folder called Plone-2.5.5-UnifiedInstaller?.

sudo mv Plone-2.5.5-UnifiedInstaller /opt/
  1. Apply the patch found  here

ie, edit /opt/Plone-2.5.5-UnifiedInstaller?/ by adding this:

echo "patching PIL to disable TK support ..."
# patch to disable TK support in PIL
cat >> << _PIL_PATCH
---    2005-03-23 10:16:40.000000000 -0800
+++   2006-11-13 13:27:00.000000000 -0800
@@ -83,6 +83,7 @@
      import _tkinter
  except ImportError:
      _tkinter = None
 +_tkinter = None
  def add_directory(path, dir, where=None):
patch <

at line 456 with your favourite text editor (vim/pico/nano/gedit/etc). It should look like this:

455 cd $PIL_DIR
456 echo "patching PIL to disable TK support ..."
457 # patch to disable TK support in PIL
458 cat >> << _PIL_PATCH
459 ---    2005-03-23 10:16: 40.000000000 -0800
460 +++   2006-11-13 13:27:00.000000000 -0800
461 @@ -83,6 +83,7 @@
462      import _tkinter
463  except ImportError:
464      _tkinter = None
465 +_tkinter = None
467  def add_directory(path, dir, where=None):
469 patch <
470 $PY ./ build_ext -i
  1. Install Plone-2.5.5:
    cd Plone-2.5.5-UnifiedInstaller
    sudo ./

Either remember or take note of the admin password. Or, preferably, notice that there is a file called /opt/Plone-2.5.5/adminPassword.txt that has this info in it.

  1. a. Grab the latest stable release from  here:

unzip this somewhere recognisable:

sudo mv plumi-0-1-final-tar.bz2 /opt/
cd /opt
sudo tar xvfj plumi-0-1-final-tar.bz2
  1. Edit the configs to notice the Plumi products. The two files are:


If you went the stable release, add the following line under the products section:

products /opt/plumi-0.1-final
  1. Install the python egg imsvdex
sudo /opt/Plone-2.5.5/Python-2.4.4/bin/easy_install imsvdex
  1. Start the Zope/Plone? server:
    sudo /opt/Plone-2.5.5/zeocluster/bin/
  1. Grab yr browser, go to what is known as  the ZMI (or  here, they point to the same place). You will need to enter the admin/password combo from step 4 at this point.

In the top right corner you will see the Add Products drop down menu. Choose "Plone Site", and fill out the form. Whatever you put into the ID field will be the URL of your site. Eg:  http://localhost:8080/the_id_field

  1. Goto yr new Plone site and in the top right you will see Preferences. Click that, then choose Add/Remove? Products from the top of the left column.

You should only need to install 'ATVideo' and 'PlumiSkin?' - all the rest of the products will be pulled in by the installers of those three products.

Now you have a video sharing site!

By default there is a user called Plumi with password plumi123. You should change this. Also, the zope admin user (under whose name you added the plumi products) cannot post vids - as they are not a user of the plone site.

To configure transcoding, see /opt/plumi-0.1-final/indytube/INSTALL.plone

If you have any problems, see /opt/plumi-0.1-final/INSTALL.txt

Notes: This is known to not work with the plone available in the Ubuntu repositories - at the time of writing, that is plone-2.5.2-1