I wanted to try Plone out as the basis for a new project, and installed 5.2. When I tried to add just collective.easyform to the buildout.cfg, after running bin/buildout and restarting Plone the site is no longer served.
I looked through var/log but there was no errors there to say why it wasn't being served up. I have lynx installed on the Linux server, and visiting http://localhost:8080 works if I don't customise the buildout.cfg, but fails once I add a product.
After reverting to the original buildout.cfg, running buildout and restarting the server, I can once again connect to it with lynx on localhost or over the network.
I tried installing a different product (Products.PloneFormGen) and that too causes the server to stop working. In each case buildout registers no errors and there are no errors in the server logs on restart. The last line in the log on restart is "Zope Ready to handle requests". Since I can't even connect to the Zope server on 8080 clearly this is not so.
I tried starting the server in debug mode after installing a product, but again no error appears in the console yet there is still no way to connect to the server.
I tried installing the last in the Plone 5.1 releases (5.1.5) and found the same behaviour on adding any add-on to the eggs section of the cfg file.
I have an old Plone 5.0.7 installation on this server with some add-ons installed via buildout, so it doesn't look like it's a problem with software outside the Plone install. I can start that old version and connect to it via localhost:8080 or over the network.
I am rather mystified about the lack of error messages when the 5.1.5 and 5.2 server ceases to work.
In both installs (5.1.5 and 5.2) I used the Unified Installer from plone.org, and let the installer download and compile the necessary python version.
I don't really know what to do next to try understand why these two products break two separate installs of different versions of Plone.
Here's the version info from one of the installs:
- Plone 5.1.5 (5115)
- CMF 2.2.12
- Zope 2.13.27
- Python 2.7.15 (default, Aug 22 2019, 16:01:46) [GCC 4.8.5 20150623 (Red Hat 4.8.5-36)]
- PIL 5.4.1 (Pillow)