Now that we have a valid Python version, we can install Plone.
There is an alternate and very handy method to install Plone on Linux (and Mac and Windows) called Unified Installer. It is a bundle that installs not only Zope and Plone, but also Python and other necessary packages. If you want to try it, go to http://plone.org/download and download the version of your choice.
ZopeSkel is a Python package that provides development templates for Zope and Plone. It will help us at several different stages of our projects. We will use it here to create a buildout environment. First, we must be sure we have it properly installed: