[moin-user] archive of moin 1.5.8-1 site

Paul Boddie paul at boddie.org.uk
Sat Oct 14 11:23:18 EDT 2017

[Reordering quoting]

On Friday 13. October 2017 21.11.48 Zarko Dudic wrote:
> On 10/10/2017 5:49 PM, Zarko Dudic wrote:
> > Hi there, there is moin 1.5.8-1 wiki and I'd like to export it to a
> > static site, I've been trying something like
> > 
> > 
> > # /usr/share/moin/server/moin.py --config-dir=/srv/www-data/moin/calpg \
> > > --wiki-url=wiki.domain.com/calpg \
> > > export dump \
> > > --target-dir=/tmp/calpg
> Does anyone have experience with this, thanks in advance.

The short answer is "yes", but with newer Moin versions such as 1.8 and 1.9.

I am not really sure why Moin would want to run the built-in Web server to 
generate a dump, given that it can be run as a normal command line process and 
emulate the necessary request machinery without running an actual Web server. 
Maybe you are running the wrong program, but it is a long time since I used 
Moin 1.5, and without additional context (distribution information) it is not 
possible to confirm this readily.

You may need to do some troubleshooting yourself, especially with such an old 
Moin version as the one you're using. Maybe look for a moin program outside 
the "server" directory first.


P.S. Indeed, I have used this function to generate pages and associated 
content for the cache so that I could be sure that pages load properly in the 
shared Web hosting environment I use. Otherwise, the page loading can risk 
timeouts due to the general server load obstructing the work of the Moin 
process. Obviously, generating cached content is a side-effect of running the 

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