Here, setting up
django-productline in ape’s container mode
is described. This way, you can testdrive or develop multiple product lines isolated from the rest of your system.
If all you need is to deploy a single product, you can also use
ape in standalone mode, as described
First, make sure
virtualenv is installed. On Debian/Ubuntu you can install it like so:
$ sudo apt-get install python-virtualenv
Then, create a new
ape container environment and install django-productline and all dependencies:
$ wget -O - https://raw.github.com/henzk/django-productline/master/bin/install.py | python - webapps
For the development version, use:
$ wget -O - https://raw.github.com/henzk/django-productline/master/bin/install.py | python - --dev webapps
This will create a new folder called
webapps with the following structure:
webapps/ _ape/ venv/ activape
this is a completely self contained installation. To get rid of everything or to start over, simply delete the
Congratulations, the installation is now complete!
SPL (software product line) containers can now be placed into the
venv contains a
virtualenv that is isolated from the system (created with the
ape and its dependencies have been installed there. If you want to use system packages, either recreate the virtualenv without the
--no-site-packages option and install
ape into it or
put the system packages back on
sys.path using softlinks,
.pth files, or path hacking.
--no-site-packages is the default in newer versions of
virtualenv. To use system packages the flag
--system-site-packages needs to be specified.
To activate container mode, change into the
webapps directory and issue the following commands:
$ . _ape/activape
Under the hood, this takes care of setting some environment variables and activating the virtualenv.