The getlino configure command

getlino configure

The getlino configure command configures your machine as a Lino server. This is required before you can run getlino startsite.

If you run getlino as root (using sudo), it will potentially also install system packages and create or overwrite system-wide configuration files. Otherwise it will install Lino into a virtualenv. If you want Lino to install into an existing virtualenv, you should activate it before running getlino configure in order to use it as your --shared-env.

getlino configure asks a lot of questions, one question for each server configuration option. Read the docs below for more explanations. You can answer ENTER to each question if you don't care.

getlino configure creates or reads and updates a configuration file where it stores your answers. Depending on whether you are root, the configuration file will be either /etc/getlino/getlino.conf or ~/.getlino.conf.

If you specify --batch, every option gets its default value, which you may override by specifying command-line arguments. Use this option only when you know what you want (e.g. in a Dockerfile).

After running getlino configure as root, you may want to run it once more without being root, because only then it will also write a .bash_aliases file in your home directory.

Run-time behaviour options:

--batch

Run in batch mode, i.e. without asking any questions. Assume yes to all questions.

Server configuration options

--shared-env

Full path to a shared virtualenv to be used by all new sites.

If this is empty, every new site will get its own virgin environment.

When configure is running as root, the default value is an empty string (you don't want a shared virtualenv on a production site). Otherwise the default value is taken from the VIRTUAL_ENV environment value (all your sites will use a same environment).

--repos-base

An optional base directory for all code repositories on this server. If this is given, getlino will use this for getlino configure --clone or getlino startsite --dev-repos.

If this is empty, repositories will be stored in a directory named --repos-link below the virtualenv dir.

--clone

Clone all known repositories to your --repos-base and install them into your --shared-env. Used when configuring a contributor environment or a demo server.

--branch

The git branch to use for --clone.

--devtools

Whether to install development tools (used to build docs and run tests).

--log-base

The root directory for Lino's log files on this server. Each new site will get its entry below that directory.

--backups-base

The root directory for backups on this server. Each new site will get its entry below that directory. Used e.g. by make_snapshot.sh.

--sites-base

The root directory for sites on this server.

New sites will get created below that directory (with another level named by --local-prefix).

This will be added to the PYTHONPATH of every Lino process (namely in manage.py and wsgi.py).

The PYTHONPATH is needed because the settings.py of a site says from lino_local.settings import *, and the manage.py sets DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE to 'lino_local.mysite1.settings'.

--local-prefix

Prefix for local server-wide importable packages.

Relative directory or symbolic link to the virtualenv.

Relative directory or symbolic link to repositories.

--server-domain

Fully qualified domain name of this server. Default is 'localhost'.

Default settings for new sites

--front-end

Which front end (default_ui) to use on new sites.

--languages

Default value for languages of new sites.

--linod

Whether new sites should have a linod.sh script which runs the linod command.

When running as root, this will also add a supervisor configuration file which runs the linod command automatically.

--db-engine

Default value is 'mysql' when running as root or 'sqlite3' otherwise.

--db-user

A shared database username to use for all sites on this server.

If this is set, you must also set --db-password.

Used during development and testing when you prefer to have a single database user for all databases. For security reasons these options should not be used on a production server.

--db-password

The password for the --db-user.

--db-port

The port to use for connecting to the database server when --db-engine is mysql or postgresql.

Server features

--appy

Whether this server provides LibreOffice service needed by sites that use lino_xl.lib.appypod.

--redis

Whether this server provides redis service needed by sites that use lino.modlib.notify.

--webdav

Whether new sites should have webdav.

--ldap

Whether this server provides an LDAP service. Not tested.

--https

Whether this server provides secure http.

This option will cause getlino to install certbot.

When you use this option, you must have your domain name (--server-domain) registered so that it points to the server. If your server has a dynamic IP address, you may use some dynamic DNS service like FreedomBox or dynu.com.