changeset 131:6a60c384e578

admin docs: add devel install troubleshooting section, recommend non-root userid
author Thomas Waldmann <tw AT waldmann-edv DOT de>
date Sat, 19 Mar 2011 18:42:29 +0100
parents 88d821d83751
children d27737be7871
files docs/admin/install.rst docs/admin/serve.rst
diffstat 2 files changed, 45 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-) [+]
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--- a/docs/admin/install.rst	Sat Mar 19 14:46:38 2011 +0100
+++ b/docs/admin/install.rst	Sat Mar 19 18:42:29 2011 +0100
@@ -24,7 +24,8 @@
 Please make sure you have `virtualenv` installed (it includes `pip`).
 If you just want to run moin in-place in your mercurial workdir, run this
-from your mercurial moin2 work dir::
+from your mercurial moin2 work dir (you should do this using your normal
+user login, no root or Administrator privileges needed)::
  ./quickinstall  # for linux (or other posix OSes)
  # or
@@ -37,11 +38,46 @@
 a while.
 It will also compile the translations (`*.po` files) to binary `*.mo` files.
+Please review the output of the quickinstall script, whether there were fatal
+errors. In case you have a bad network connection that makes the downloads
+fail, you can try to do the steps in quickinstall manually.
 Further, it will create a "moin" script for your platform which you can use
-for starting moin (the builtin server) or invoke moin script commands. It will
-be in the PATH, so just type "moin" on the shell / cmd.
+for starting moin (the builtin server) or invoke moin script commands.
+After you activated the virtual environment, the moin script will be in the
+PATH, so you can just type "moin" on the shell / cmd.
 Note: in this special mode, it won't copy the MoinMoin code to the env/
 directory, it will run everything from your work dir, so you can modify code
 and directly try it out (you only need to do this installation procedure once).
+If you have a bad or limited network connection, you may run into trouble
+with the commands issued by the quickinstall script.
+You may see tracebacks from pip, timeout errors, error messages from wget
+(see the output of the quickinstall script).
+If this is the case, try it manually::
+ # enter your virtual environment:
+ source env/bin/activate
+ # confirm the problems by running:
+ pip install -e .
+Now install each package into your virtual env manually:
+* Find the required packages by looking into (see install_requires).
+* Download the package from
+* Install each of them individually by::
+    pip install package.tar
+* Now try again::
+    pip install -e .
+Repeat these steps until you don't see fatal errors any more.
--- a/docs/admin/serve.rst	Sat Mar 19 14:46:38 2011 +0100
+++ b/docs/admin/serve.rst	Sat Mar 19 18:42:29 2011 +0100
@@ -9,6 +9,12 @@
 It is not made for serving bigger loads, but it is easy to use.
+Please note that by default the builtin server uses port 8080. As this is
+>1024, root (Administrator) privileges are not required and we strongly
+recommend that you just use a normal (unprivileged) user account. If you
+are running a desktop wiki or doing moin development, just use your normal
+login user.
 Entering the virtual env
 If you installed to a virtualenv, you need to activate it first, so it will