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MemberManual / WebApplications / Wallabag

Guide for installing and maintaining a Wallabag instance. Wallabag is a self-hosted alternative to pocket that integrates well with KOReader.

1. Installation

1.1. Create the database

You can use either MySQL or PostgreSQL. You'll need to create a database for wallabag. The name is arbitrary but in this guide we'll be using a mysql database named wallabag (PostgreSQL support appeared to be less robust as of July 2020):

dbtool mysql createdb wallabag

1.2. Install and Run Setup Script

Wallabag runs from its source directory. Check the code out to wherever you want to store the webapps (except for ~/public_html). In this guide we'll be using ~/webapps/wallabag.

First, checkout the source code and build the application.

git clone https://github.com/wallabag/wallabag.git ~/webapps/wallabag
cd ~/webapps/wallabag

The Makefile will ask you several questions, the important values to set are (substitute YOU for your username, and YOUR-WALLABAG-DOMAIN for the domain you are installing wallabag on):

database_driver: mysql
database_host: mysql.hcoop.net
database_name: YOU_wallabag
database_user: YOU
database_password: YOUR MYSQL PASSWORD
domain_name: https://YOUR-WALLABAG-DOMAIN
twofactor_sender: no-reply@YOUR-WALLABAG-DOMAIN
fosuser_registration: false
from_email: no-reply@YOUR-WALLABAG-DOMAIN

Use http for your domain if you will not be using TLS.

When the Makefile gets to the database creation step, it may ask you if you want to reset the database. Answer no and it will create the schema (answering yes just causes it to attempt to drop the database, which fails). If you need to reset the database entirely, you'll need to drop and re-create it using dbtool

It will then ask if you would like to setup an admin user, you generally should. Choose an appropriate username and password, and do not use the insecure defaults.

1.3. Set Permissions

The application will need to read the source tree, and write to ~/webapps/wallbag/var as your daemon user. Additionally, it will attempt to store session in `~/webapps/wallabag/var/sessions/prod, but PHP cannot write session files into AFS, so we symlink that to the shared sessions directory on the webserver's local filesystem. Set the appropriate openafs acls and symlinks:

fsr sa ~/webapps/wallabag/ $USER.daemon read
fsr sa ~/webapps/wallabag/var/ $USER.daemon write
mkdir -p ~/webapps/wallabag/var/sessions ; rm -rf ~/webapps/wallabag/var/sessions/prod ; ln -s  /var/lib/php/sessions/ ~/webapps/wallabag/var/sessions/prod

1.4. Domtool Configuration

This example assumes you'll be installing it as a subdomain named wallabag of another domain. Inside of the dom container for your domain:

  web "wallabag" where
    DocumentRoot = home "webapps/wallabag/web";
    location "/" with
      setEnvIf "Authorization" "(.*)" ["HTTP_AUTHORIZATION=$1"];
      rewriteCond "%{REQUEST_FILENAME}" "!-f" [];
      rewriteRule "." "app.php" [qsappend,last];

2. Upgrading

(NB: untested)

make update

3. Additional Material


MemberManual/WebApplications/Wallabag (last edited 2020-07-19 00:26:45 by ClintonEbadi)