Subject: Re: Zope's directory (was Re: Updating Zope to 2.9.4)
To: Takahiro Kambe <>
From: Carl Brewer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/21/2006 12:34:31
Takahiro Kambe wrote:
> Hi,
> Currently, there are these zope base packages and they use various
> installation directories:
> directory	package		ZOPEDIR (or corresponding one)
> www/zope	zope-2.2.2	${PREFIX}/lib/zope
> www/zope25	zope-2.6.2	${PREFIX}/lib/zope
> www/zope29	zope-2.9.4	${WEBBASEDIR}/Zope29 (${PREFIX}/www/Zope29)
> www/zope3	zope3-3.2.1	${PREFIX}/share/zope3
> zope and zope25 base packages should be replaced with zope29 based
> packages since it is Zope's stable release.
> Anyway, zope packages' installation directory should be based on
> common policy.  I think that it is better to change zope29's ZOPEDIR
> to ${PREFIX}/share/zope (or ${PREFIX}/zope?).

With the way zope (and Plone etc) work, is it necessarily such a good
idea to even have them in pkgsrc?  I'm not 100% sure.  I'm running zope
(2.9.4 atm) and Plone outside of pkgsrc, and having their volatile data 
(the server/ directory where all the funky stuff goes) in /usr/pkg seems
to me to be suboptimal?

I'm sure with sufficient hacking, they can be made to
keep their datafiles etc somewhere reasonable?