ValueError: need more than 0 values to unpack Ploneintranet

I am trying to install Ploneintranet from this repository following the Ploneintranet quickstart guide on Debian 9 with Python 2.7.

Then when I run the command make buildout, I have the following error:

An error occurred when trying to install /home/leonardo/.buildout/downloads/dist/Products.CMFPlone-5.0.8.tar.gz. Look above this message for any errors that were output by easy_install.
  Installing instance.
  Getting distribution for 'Products.CMFPlone==5.0.8'.

An internal error occurred due to a bug in either zc.buildout or in a
recipe being used:
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/home/leonardo/proyectos/plone/quaive/ploneintranet-deploy/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/zc/buildout/", line 2123, in main
    getattr(buildout, command)(args)
  File "/home/leonardo/proyectos/plone/quaive/ploneintranet-deploy/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/zc/buildout/", line 796, in install
    installed_files = self[part]._call(recipe.install)
  File "/home/leonardo/proyectos/plone/quaive/ploneintranet-deploy/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/zc/buildout/", line 1553, in _call
    return f()
  File "/home/leonardo/.buildout/eggs/cp27mu/plone.recipe.zope2instance-4.2.22-py2.7.egg/plone/recipe/zope2instance/", line 113, in install
  File "/home/leonardo/.buildout/eggs/cp27mu/plone.recipe.zope2instance-4.2.22-py2.7.egg/plone/recipe/zope2instance/", line 617, in install_scripts
    requirements, ws = self.egg.working_set(['plone.recipe.zope2instance'])
  File "/home/leonardo/.buildout/eggs/cp27mu/zc.recipe.egg-2.0.3-py2.7.egg/zc/recipe/egg/", line 84, in working_set
  File "/home/leonardo/proyectos/plone/quaive/ploneintranet-deploy/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/zc/buildout/", line 913, in install
    return installer.install(specs, working_set)
  File "/home/leonardo/proyectos/plone/quaive/ploneintranet-deploy/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/zc/buildout/", line 714, in install
    for dist in self._get_dist(req, ws):
  File "/home/leonardo/.buildout/eggs/cp27mu/plone.versioncheck-1.2.1-py2.7.egg/plone/versioncheck/", line 22, in get_dist
    dists = old_get_dist(self, requirement, *ags, **kw)
  File "/home/leonardo/proyectos/plone/quaive/ploneintranet-deploy/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/zc/buildout/", line 563, in _get_dist
    dists = [_move_to_eggs_dir_and_compile(dist, self._dest)]
  File "/home/leonardo/proyectos/plone/quaive/ploneintranet-deploy/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/zc/buildout/", line 1699, in _move_to_eggs_dir_and_compile
    [tmp_loc] = glob.glob(os.path.join(tmp_dest, '*'))
ValueError: need more than 0 values to unpack

Any idea how to fix this error?

Looks like a setuptools / zc.buildout issue. Try to use different versions...

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Currently the version pins for that buildout are:

setuptools = 36.3.0
zc.buildout = 2.9.4

I made a branch with updated versions for these packages:

@macagua would you mind to test if this fixes your issue and report back?
In case of problems let me know!

Hi @tisto

You are right, as PloneIntranet is Plone 5.0.8 based, I checked the buildout configuration of Plone-5.0.8-UnifiedInstaller-r1.tgz then replace the versions like these:

$ git diff buildout.d/versions.cfg requirements.txt
diff --git a/buildout.d/versions.cfg b/buildout.d/versions.cfg
index ac930b2..c6e5512 100644
--- a/buildout.d/versions.cfg
+++ b/buildout.d/versions.cfg
@@ -15,8 +15,10 @@ selenium = 2.53.6
 # NOTE: setuptools and zc.buildout versions must be in sync with:
 # ../requirements.txt
-setuptools = 36.3.0
-zc.buildout = 2.9.4
+# setuptools = 36.3.0
+# zc.buildout = 2.9.4
+setuptools = 26.1.1
+zc.buildout = 2.5.3
 # the new plone.testing that throws a fit on test-isolation leakage
 plone.testing = 5.0.0
diff --git a/requirements.txt b/requirements.txt
index a79cb58..d9f0d64 100644
--- a/requirements.txt
+++ b/requirements.txt
@@ -1,4 +1,6 @@
 # NOTE: setuptools and zc.buildout versions must be in sync with:
 # ./buildout.d/versions.cfg
+# setuptools==36.3.0
+# zc.buildout==2.9.4

With these changes my PloneIntranet buildout is working and complete!

Thank you @tisto

Hi @alert

Yes, let me check this branch, test it and report back to you!

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@alert the update-buildouts branch working very good! Thanks you!

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