Consider the installer available at , with one caveat: this may install Zope in a non-standard place that's harder to upgrade and find documentation for.

Install Zope/ZWiki from scratch:

Here's what I did on a G5 with Tiger (10.4.2) and Xcode 2.1:

  • Download Zope-2.8.1-final.tgz and ZWiki-0.44.0.tgz (or latest versions)

  • Install Zope:

    • Unpack Zope: tar -zxf Zope-2.8.1-final.tgz
    • Build Zope:


./configure --prefix=/usr/local/Zope-2.8/ make sudo make install sudo /usr/local/Zope-2.8/bin/

(choose a location for the Zope database -- I chose /usr/local/ZopeHome?) (choose a username and password for the administrator)
sudo chown -R <myuser> /usr/local/Zope*
  • Install ZWiki:

    • Unpack ZWiki: cd /usr/local/ZopeHome?/Products; tar -zxf ~/src/ZWiki-0.44.0.tgz
    • Start up Zope: /usr/local/ZopeHome?/bin/zopectl start
  • Create the ZWiki Page:

    • In a browser, look for http://hostname:8080/manage
    • Log in as the ZopeAdmin? user you chose above.
    • Select the pull down menu called "Select type to add..." and choose ZWiki.
    • Give it a short name (ID) and a Description and you are ready to go.

My Experience --pedz, Tue, 10 Oct 2006 08:16:56 -0700 reply

So far, I have not gotten a Wiki going that I am happy with but I'm still working on it. The simple download, install zope, install ZWiki works but you will be left with a Wiki without much user management support. It was suggested to me that I get Plone so that is what I have done. I prefer to "do things myself" so that led me through the need of installing a number of packages. At this point, I have installed Python 2.5, Zope 2.9.4, Plone 2.5.1, elementtree 1.2.6, zlib 1.2.3, freetype 2.2.1, jpeg 6b, Imaging 1.1.5, and ZWiki 0.57.0. All of these were pretty simple to do. The only non-obvious part was jpeg. There is "make install", "make install-lib", and "make install-headers". You need this before building Imaging. So, lets go see what I have so far... InstallingFromScratchOnMac