Some notes about setting up a Debian 5.05 server for python webapp deployment. Note: this post should have been posted 3 or 4 months ago ;)) Yeeha! New server!
We’ve got a new server and It’s debian 5.05 (Lenny). We’ll be deploying python web apps all over the server, so this is how I did it. Let’s do it!
Update and upgrade.
apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
Install development libraries:
apt-get install build-essential manpages-dev autoconf automake1.9 libtool libncurses-dev
Intstall Python 2.4
Compile Python 2.4.6 from sources. Deploy in
/opt. Why? Because we might
still need to deploy Plone 3.3 sites.
wget http://www.python.org/ftp/python/2.4.6/Python-2.4.6.tar.bz2 tar -xjf Python-2.4.6.tar.bz2 cd Python-2.4.6 ./configure --prefix=/opt/Python2.4 mkdir -p /opt/Python2.4 make && make install
Install Python 2.6
Compile Python 2.6.5 from sources. Deploy in
/opt. Why? Because we will
deploy Plone 4 and Django Apps.
wget http://www.python.org/ftp/python/2.6.5/Python-2.6.5.tar.bz2 tar -xjf Python-2.6.5.tar.bz2 cd Python-2.6.5 ./configure --prefix=/opt/Python2.6 mkdir -p /opt/Python2.6 make && make install
We use git for several projects. Debian Lenny’s version is 1.5, and as of the date this post was written, the latest version is 184.108.40.206. Sooner or later we will need to upgrade, so I added the debian backports based on the instructions:
First I added this line to
deb http://www.backports.org/debian lenny-backports main contrib non-free
Then, we need to update the package list and install the debian backports keyring so all the installed packages get verified.
apt-get update && apt-get install debian-backports-keyring
It looks odd, but once we installed debian-backports-keyring, we need to re- run:
We are ready to install git:
apt-get -t lenny-backports install git-core
Just to be sure:
git --version git version 1.7.1
We will also need subversion from lenny-backports:
apt-get install -t lenny-backports subversion
Install pip and virtualenv for Python 2.4 and Python 2.6
We need to install pip and virtualenv for our recently installed Python 2.4 and 2.6. For 2.4:
cd ~ mkdir Python2.4-deps cd Python2.4-deps wget http://peak.telecommunity.com/dist/ez_setup.py /opt/Python2.4/bin/python ez_setup.py /opt/Python2.4/bin/easy_install pip /opt/Python2.4/bin/pip install virtualenv
For Python 2.6 is just the same, but changing the path:
cd ~ mkdir Python2.6-deps cd Python2.6-deps wget http://peak.telecommunity.com/dist/ez_setup.py /opt/Python2.6/bin/python ez_setup.py /opt/Python2.6/bin/easy_install pip /opt/Python2.6/bin/pip install virtualenv
Finally, install ZopeSkel (which is used for Plone buildouts) for both Python 2.4 and Python 2.6:
/opt/Python2.4/bin/pip install ZopeSkel && /opt/Python2.6/bin/pip install ZopeSkel
Set-up apache for django deployment
mod_wsgi. No notes for that yet.