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(Part of the detailed Step-by-Step Installation Guide for setting up the Server)

The Ubunutu package for the Plone CMS is not currently up to date. (2.5.1 vs 3.0.1). However, it is quicker/easier to use than installing from source.

sudo apt-get install plone-site

set password for 'admin' user to same as MySQL root (can grant priviliges to user accounts later)
8081 is fine for default port
Keep data for plone-site on package purge? No

sudo addgroup ploneadmins
sudo chgrp -R ploneadmins /usr/share/zope
sudo chmod g+w -R /usr/share/zope

Configure Apache to Proxy to Plone:

sudo a2enmod rewrite
sudo a2enmod proxy
sudo vi /etc/apache2/sites-available/plone

(paste in contents of attached file)

sudo ln -s /etc/apache2/sites-available/plone /etc/apache2/sites-enabled
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Instantiate Plone site:


Plone site

Id: camp

Add Plone Site

Additional modules can simply be untarred in:


This can be left to users if their logins are added to the plone admins group:

sudo vi /etc/group


Continue with the rest of the detailed Step-by-Step Installation Guide

Last edited by: Fran
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