Moinmoin is a wiki engine implemented in Python language.
My purpose for this wiki is a personal knowledge base. Mostly scattered with drafts, stuff that don’t belong to my blogs. It will be a single user wiki. My focus is purely on adding content quickly, so I will prefer as less time on administration as possible.
I would love it to work across all my machines with minimal setup. May be I will put the wiki directory into dropbox or a private bitbucket repo and clone it on all machines.
I will be maintaining just the wiki data, updating moinmoin install will be managed by the most efficient `pacman`
sudo pacman -S moinmoin cd ~/docs/notes wget https://bitbucket.org/thomaswaldmann/moin-1.9/raw/0265eec31d99/wikiserver.py wget https://bitbucket.org/thomaswaldmann/moin-1.9/raw/0265eec31d99/wikiserverconfig.py wget https://bitbucket.org/thomaswaldmann/moin-1.9/raw/0265eec31d99/wikiserverlogging.conf
Copy data/ and underlay/ files into your wiki instance.
cd ~/docs/notes cp -rv /usr/share/moin/data/* data cp -rv /usr/share/moin/underlay/* underlay
I will be running moinmoin server with my user. So let’s change the ownership of these directories to let server access them:
sudo chown -R arun:wheel data sudo chown -R arun:wheel underlay chmod -R 755 data chmod -R 755 underlay
Run the standalone server.
That’s it. You will be running a moinmoin instance at http://localhost:8080.
- John Goerzen has a post on moinmoin, ZTD
- Dirk Adlers’ page at moinmoin wiki has templates for writing new Parser, Action or Macro to extend moinmoin
This post is for reference. Well after setting up, I didn’t like the way moinmoin stores the wiki files (something like: ./data/PageName/revisions/). So yet another didn’t-work-for-me experiment, the story of personal wiki setup will continue in another post on vimwiki