This document explains how to install the Plumi 0.2.3-final from subversion, code versioning management software.

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. 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. Grab the latest plumi 0.2.3-final tag from svn:
    cd /opt
    sudo svn co plumi-0.2.3-final

This creates a folder called plumi-0.2.3-final which contains all the extra Products you need.

You could use as the argument to "svn co" if you wanted to do development on that plumi 0.2.x release branch. see here :

Also, you can check for the latest tags to use from the plumi 0.2.x series here:

The actual trunk of Plumi ( is currently (Nov/2008) only for development of plumi 0.3 and requires Plone 3.x

  1. Edit the configs to notice the Plumi products. The two files are:


Add the following line under the products section:

products /opt/plumi-0.2.3-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 your 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 your 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', 'PlumiSkin', 'PressRoom' - 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 a random password. You should change this in User and Group Administration. 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-0.2.3-final/indytube/INSTALL.plone

If you have any problems, see /opt/plumi-0.2.3-final/INSTALL.txt