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Managing multiple Plone buildouts

I recently had situation in work where I needed to update several of our Plone sites with few addon products. So far we haven't thought how we'll manage our sites update story as we've basically just recently entered to the amazing world of buildouts and several Plone-sites instead of one huge plone-site with zeo.

Gotta say I had few ideas popping in my head when I was manually running buildout scripts for each of our sites and stopping and restarting them after buildout was completed. My first though was to just simply write some script which does the job and then I was already imaging some web based service so we could manage our sites buildouts ttw. Well.. that might be a bit overkill.. at least for the starters, so I went back to roots and wrote a small python application which does the job. Basically it just takes the list of buildouts and runs buildout-script with -Nv parameters and restarts the site.

Source code is below and in the github.


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Ubuntu, Plone and problems with openldap and python-ldap

For some reason I've always had problems with python-ldap and openldap with Plone when I'm using Ubuntu. I've always managed to solve the problem by somehow building openldap from sources and been happy ever since. Now with fresh Ubuntu install I bumbed once again to the same problem and decided to write a reminder how I get things working again.

This time I used Panyasan's buildout example with one extra environment line. Without that line openldap won't compile on ubuntu. Instead of compiling succesfully it throws me an error "ubuntu getpeereid.c:52: error: storage size of ‘peercred’ isn’t known"

Here are the important parts:


parts =


python-ldap = 2.3.6

recipe = zc.recipe.cmmi
url =
extra_options = --with-sasl --with-tls --enable-slapd=no
environment = CPPFLAGS=-D…