[Cubicweb] FW: Loading cubicweb from Lucid distribution

Fletcher, John P j.p.fletcher at aston.ac.uk
Sat Nov 27 14:30:19 CET 2010


Thank you very much.  I have managed to get unittest2 accepting the default path made it useable.  Apologies for the confusion over Lenny/Lucid.  I am using Lucid and the Lucid distribution.  I did not want to use anything from Debian as I do not know the distributions and so don't know which one to use to solve the dependencies.

I would be happy to contribute from a "new user" point of view to the installation instructions.  The problem is that the Ubuntu distribution does a lot of the database installation steps which are therefore not needed.

I still need to sort out the database user position as when I run the tutorial it crashes out with a fatal error on Ident authentication.

There is not a step by step introduction from the distribution to the launch point and more recent distributions e.g. Lucid are not mentioned.

Thanks again


From: aurélien campéas [aurelien.campeas at gmail.com]
Sent: 27 November 2010 13:13
To: Fletcher, John P
Cc: cubicweb at lists.cubicweb.org
Subject: Re: [Cubicweb] FW: Loading cubicweb from Lucid distribution

2010/11/27 Fletcher, John P <j.p.fletcher at aston.ac.uk<mailto:j.p.fletcher at aston.ac.uk>>
I have found a copy of unittest2 from pypi.

Are there some instructions as to how to install it in the correct location?

For install from sources like that I tend to do (this is the standard python way, full story there: http://docs.python.org/install/index.html):

python setup.py install --prefix=/home/me

The setup.py should be lying in the top-level of unittest2 after unpacking.

This will install it into:


Then, adjusting the PYTHONPATH variable to the same path, eg. in  /home/me/.bashrc:

export PYTHONPATH=/home/me/lib/python2.6/site-packages/

after sourcing your .bashrc you should check:
>>> import unittest2

DISCLAIMER: this is the standard way and I expect unittest2 to conform but I didn't actually check these steps.

Note for lenny (if you are so inclined to switch distro): http://www.logilab.org/ticket/49937 mention the fact the the logilab debian repository has a unittest2 package

Unfortunately, lenny and even Lucid (!) are "old" distributions (whatever that means) hence these hoops.
(I'd expect squeeze and meerkat, for instance, to ship unittest2).

Hoping that it helps,

ps: for fellow logilab devs, didn't we switch to unittest2 a bit hastily ? does it bring so much awesomeness that it was worth bringing packaging pain on unsuspecting people (including, as you know, ourselves at logilab) ?

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