Installation on Centos 6.3 was pretty straight forward in the standalone mode. Alternative, mode is as ZEO Cluster or a single running instance.
Step 1: Download the Unified installer (comes with Python and Zope) for Plone.
Download from Plone.org (https://launchpad.net/plone/4.2/4.2.1/+download/Plone-4.2.1-UnifiedInstaller.tgz) with a file size of approx 50MB.
Step 2: Install dependency files.
Most of these are already installed if Centos was installed with the development tools.
Add the RPMForge repo;
rpm -ivh rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el6.rf.i686.rpm
yum install gcc gcc-g++ make tar bzip2 gzip
yum install readline libgsf
yum install wv
If there is problem with the wv package, download wv from EPEL or http://wvware.sourceforge.net and install with RPM.
rpm -ivh wv-1.2.7-2.el6.i686.rpm
Step 3: Extract & Install Plone
Enter the directory with the UnifiedInstaller (Download directory).
tar zxvf Plone-4.2.1-UnifiedInstaller.tar.gz
Identify which port (default 8080) will be used for Plone. If needed, change the port then apply changes by typing
Step 4: Start/Stop Plone
The Plone server can be started or stop with following command (replace the word start)
Step 5: Access Plone
Open a web browser (e.g. Firefox, Chrome) and enter following URL address;
Default password is found in the file /usr/local/Plone/zinstance/adminPassword.txt
Create a Plone instance, then read the instructions at the main page of the Plone instance.
Install following packages;
- Openoffice.org or libreoffice (headless) for better document conversion
- msttcorefonts for better formatting compatibility, see previous post.