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Is python-openid 2.0.2 broken

by Ross Patterson last modified Feb 11, 2008 07:22 AM
an upgrade broke openid login

I want to document my adventures getting openid login working on my Plone 3.0 site.  My site is using the plone-site package from Debian unstable which uses the python-openid 2.0.2 package.  When visitors reported openid login wasn't working, I started by trying to reproduce the problem on my Ubuntu laptop.  I found that the problem didn't occur if version 2.0.0 of the python-openid was installed.  This was true in both debian and ubuntu.

I worked around this issue on my server running Debian by installing the python-openid 2.0.0 package from Ubuntu Gutsy, which is not an approach for the faint of Debian heart and involves a little /etc/apt/preference and /etc/apt/sources.list hackery.

I don't know if the problem occurs with a vanilla python-openid from source because I can't find a distribution.  I also didn't dig any deeper to see if the fault for this lies in Plone or python-openid.

At any rate, openid login and commenting is now available on this site.  Now you know, and knowing is half the battle!  :)

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