[tahoe-dev] barriers to using tahoe

Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn zooko at zooko.com
Sat Feb 6 05:25:48 UTC 2010

On Monday, 2010-02-01, at 13:35 , Cyrille Donald Ndata wrote:
> For the observations made by Jody.. it’s true  basic users will  
> have such a hard time to use Tahoe, as for me just few month for me  
> graduation in computer science, with one of my professor with are  
> currently studying TAHOE, because it can help our university  
> especially to store students profiles and personal document,  
> therefore with have currently setup a grid made of 30 machines 
> ( some windows, Ubuntu and MacOSX) we are only looking to put some  
> under CentOS5;
Cool! What university are you at?
> 1)      On the main page you can read “This procedure has been  
> verified to work on Windows, Cygwin, Mac, many flavors of Linux,  
> Solaris, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, and NetBSD””=è not  true!!! Exple  
> installation on windows seven and XP SP3 require to install  
> manually PYCRYPTOPP (took us a week to figure out this one)
This is probably fixed as of http://allmydata.org/pipermail/tahoe-dev/ 
2010-February/003770.html thanks to Kai's contribution of a binary  
egg for Windows for Python 2.6. It should *already* have been fixed  
if you were using Python 2.5, so I guess you were using Python 2.6 at  
that time. Am I right? Anyway, I would appreciate if someone could  
confirm that you can install Tahoe-LAFS on Windows with Python 2.5 or  
Python 2.6 now and you don't have to manually install pycryptopp.
> pywin32,
True, but prominently documented in install.html . (If some Python  
packaging wizard wants to help, it is ticket #142.)
> mingw ,
This was needed only because you had to build pycryptopp manually, I  
> python2.5(with python24 or 2.6 lots of errors don’t know why).t
Could you tell me what errors you got with Python 2.6? Maybe it was  
that pycryptopp wasn't automatically installed from a binary egg on  
Python 2.6 but it was on Python 2.5 (as mentioned above).
> For windows we did convert all exe to msi for quiet installation  
> therefore within a zip file we create  a bat file, add the Tahoe  
> zip and other necessary soft(pycryp,mingw,…) and the user with just  
> the bat can install the whole things => installation on windows  
> start be user friendly!!!!
Very cool! Please share your scripts that do that!
> Still waiting on someone help for the installation on CentOS…..
You opened a ticket, #933, and I replied on January 30, and since  
then it is your turn. It appears to me that your network  
(specifically your domain name server) or the googlecode.com website  
was having trouble the last time you tried.



http://allmydata.org/trac/tahoe/ticket/142# pywin32 can't be  
installed with setuptools
http://allmydata.org/trac/tahoe/ticket/933# Install of Tahoe on  
CentOS 5.4

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