Using Virtualenv for a clean Grok installation

Registered by jhsware on 2009-06-16

Use the virtualenv python package to cleanly install Grok into it's own fresh environment.

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Grok Doc
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Needs approval
Assignee:
Steve Schmechel
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Looks good for Linux with the following considerations:

1) Might be better to remove the last line of the example shell session under "Activate your virtual python environment" and move it to a sidebar note explaining how to "deactivate" the environment. The reason is that, in the next section (Install grokproject), it assumes that the user has the environment activated. A new user might miss that detail and install grokproject into their system Python install, which nullifies the point of installing virtualenv.

2) Fix link and remove old comments.
  Broken link to: http://grok.zope.org/tutorial.html#setting-up-grokproject
  Should be: http://grok.zope.org/doc/current/tutorial.html#setting-up-grokproject

3) Should windows and mac installations be handled more directly?

2010-05-21 jhsware
Updated python version references to support Grok 1.1.
Fixed broken link http://grok.zope.org/doc/current/tutorial.html#setting-up-grokproject

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