[Moin-user] 1.6.0rc1: Can't start standalone server

Gal Aviel galaviel at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 19 05:59:30 EST 2007

Hi All,

I can't be able to start moin.py like I used to with 1.5.8 (just run it w/ no
additional arguments).
I'm getting the below error message.
Any suggestions? how to start stand-alone server using moin.py and 1.6.x series?
has the documentation not been changed for 1.6?

Might I add that the documentation is very verbose and not very useful. The
installation process (for standalone server at least, which IMHO is what any
user wanting to give Moin a try will do) boils down to few ultra simple
commands, but you get lose in the maze of overly verbose, and duplicated
documentation (repeats itself for every server). Also needs to be pointed out
that Moin installs as a regular python module inside your existing Python
installation, there is no PREFIX to specify for most users if you can write to
your Python installation (are either root or regular user but using your own
compiled python).
TIA, Gal.

Usage: moin [command] [general options] command subcommand [specific options]

  --version           show program's version number and exit
  -h, --help          show this help message and exit
  -q, --quiet         Be quiet (no informational messages)
  --show-timing       Show timing values [default: False]
  --config-dir=DIR    Path to the directory containing the wiki configuration
                      files. [default: current directory]
  --wiki-url=WIKIURL  URL of a single wiki to migrate e.g. localhost/mywiki/
                      [default: CLI]
  --page=PAGE         wiki page name [default: all pages]

FATAL ERROR: You must specify a command module and name:

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