The configuration of this blog has been explained earlier. There was one thing still missing from this blog --- comments.
After all this one still needs some sort of authentication to prevent complete rubbish from cluttering the comments section. The natural candidate was openid which is supported by a plugin from snarfed.org.
This seemed easy enough to configure except that
there is no version of these libraries in Debian "etch" (which is
people.imsc.res.in runs). So I downloaded the
latest 2.x.x version of these libraries. Since I rarely
install my own python libraries, it took me a while to figure out
that I need to run
python setup.py install --home $HOME
in order to install it in my home directory. This also needed
codebase variable to be set in config.py.
Some error messages from our web server led me onto a
completely different track and I thought that the rewrite rules
from the .htaccess file were
in error. This was a McGuffin and I had
to revert to the comment-free version in order to clean-up the
mess. Thank goodness for
The plugin currently works with the 2.0.x version of the libraries which may be mildly worse than the 2.1.x version.
Some other things which are not working are e-mail/rdf notification of comments. I don't know if I will bother to fix that.