Bitnami Weblate

     
    Weblate is a web based translation tool with tight Git integration. It features simple and clean user interface, propagation of translations across subprojects, consistency checks and automatic linking to source files. Weblate is written in Python and powered by the Django application framework.

    Please, take a look to the Quick Start Guide to know the basic use of this Stack.

    How to start/stop the servers?

    You can use either the graphical manager tool or the command-line tool to start and stop the servers.

    Graphical Tool

    Bitnami stacks include a graphical tool to manage the servers easily (native installers only). Using this tool, you can start, stop and restart the servers and check the log files.

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    On Windows:

    • Double-click the "manager-windows.exe" file in your installation directory.  
    • You can also start the Manager tool using the Start Menu path Start -> Program Files -> Bitnami Stack -> Manager.

    On Linux and Mac OS X:

    • Double-click the "manager-osx" or "manager-linux-*" tool in your installation directory. 
    Command-line Tool

    Each Bitnami stack includes a control script that lets you easily stop, start and restart servers. Refer to the section for your platform to learn more.

    Cloud Server

    The script is located at /opt/bitnami/ctlscript.sh. Call it without any arguments to restart all services:

    $ sudo /opt/bitnami/ctlscript.sh start
    

    Or use it to restart a specific service only by passing the service name as argument - for example 'mysql':

    $ sudo /opt/bitnami/ctlscript.sh restart mysql
    

    Virtual Machine

    The script is located at /opt/bitnami/ctlscript.sh. Call it without any arguments to restart all services:

    $ sudo /opt/bitnami/ctlscript.sh start
    

    Or use it to restart a specific service only by passing the service name as argument - for example 'mysql':

    $ sudo /opt/bitnami/ctlscript.sh restart mysql
    

    Native Installer

    The control script is only available for Linux and Mac OS X native installers. The script is located in your installation directory and named ctlscript.sh. Call it without any arguments to restart all services.

    On Linux:
    If your installation directory is /home/USER/wordpress-4.0.1-0, call the control script with the ‘start’ argument to start all servers. For example:

    $ cd /home/USER/wordpress-4.0.1-0
    $ ./ctlscript.sh start
    

    Or use it to restart a specific service only by passing the service name as argument - for example 'mysql':

    $ cd /home/USER/wordpress-4.0.1-0
    $ ./ctlscript.sh restart mysql
    

    On Mac OS X:
    If your installation directory is /Applications/wordpress-4.0.1-0, call the control script with the ‘start’ argument to start all servers. For example:

    $ cd /Applications/wordpress-4.0.1-0
    $ ./ctlscript.sh start
    

    Or use it to restart a specific service only by passing the service name as argument - for example 'mysql':

    $ cd /Applications/wordpress-4.0.1-0
    $ ./ctlscript.sh restart mysql
    

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    How to change the default URL?

    Automatic Approach

    This approach is based on the Bitnami Configuration Tool (bnconfig).

    Bitnami Cloud Hosting

    The best way to change your URL in BCH is to go to your application tab and modify it there. In the Bitnami Cloud Hosting console, select Servers, choose your server, Manage and go to the Applications tab. Press there the pencil next to the application which URL you want to modify and choose .

    Refer to this guide for more information.

    Cloud Images and Virtual Machines

    Moving the application to /

     If your application is running in "/weblate" you can remove the prefix from the URL executing the following command:

    $ sudo /opt/bitnami/apps/weblate/bnconfig --appurl /
    

    (use --help to check if that option is available for your application)

    Now you will be able to access to the application at http://YOUR_DOMAIN instead of http://YOUR_DOMAIN/weblate.

    Updating the IP or hostname

    Some applications require to update the IP/domain if the machine IP/domain changes. The bnconfig tool also has an option which updates the IP automatically during boot, called machine_hostname (use --help to check if that option is available for your application). Note that this tool changes the URL to http://NEW_DOMAIN/weblate

    sudo /opt/bitnami/apps/weblate/bnconfig --machine_hostname NEW_DOMAIN
    

    If you already moved your application to the root URL you should include both options at the same time.

    sudo /opt/bitnami/apps/weblate/bnconfig --appurl / --machine_hostname NEW_DOMAIN
    

    If you have configured your machine to use an static domain name or IP, you should rename or remove the "/opt/bitnami/apps/weblate/bnconfig" file.

    sudo mv /opt/bitnami/apps/weblate/bnconfig /opt/bitnami/apps/weblate/bnconfig.disabled
    

    Native Installer

    Remember to use your actual installation directory instead of installdir.

    Moving the application to /

    If your application is running in "/weblate" you can remove the prefix from the URL executing the following command:

    On Linux,

    installdir/apps/weblate/bnconfig --appurl /
    

    On Mac OS X, 

    installdir/apps/weblate/bnconfig.app/Contents/MacOS/installbuilder.sh --appurl /
    

    On Windows,

    installdir/apps/weblate/bnconfig.exe --appurl /
    

    (use --help to check if that option is available for your application)

    Now you will be able to access to the application at http://YOUR_DOMAIN instead of http://YOUR_DOMAIN/weblate.

    Updating the IP or hostname

    Some applications require to update the IP/domain if the machine IP/domain changes. The bnconfig tool also has an option which updates the IP , called machine_hostname (use --help to check if that option is available for your application). Note that this tool changes the URL to http://NEW_DOMAIN/weblate.

    installdir/apps/weblate/bnconfig --machine_hostname NEW_DOMAIN
    

    If you already moved your application to the root URL you should include both options at the same time.

    installdir/apps/weblate/bnconfig --appurl / --machine_hostname NEW_DOMAIN
    

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    Manual Approach

    If you want to change the default URL from "http://your_domain/weblate" to "http://your_domain you need to follow the steps below.

    1. Stop the servers

    2. Edit installdir/apps/weblate/conf/weblate.conf to point to / instead of /weblate

      WSGIScriptAlias / "/home/bitrock/weblate-1.3-0/apps/weblate/scripts/weblate.wsgi" 
      Alias /media/ "/home/bitrock/weblate-1.3-0/apps/weblate/weblate/media/"
      Alias /static/ "/home/bitrock/weblate-1.3-0/apps/django/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/contrib/admin/static/"
      
    3. Take a look at the settings.py file in installdir/apps/weblate/weblate and modify the line below removing /weblate :

      URL_PREFIX = ''
      
    4. Start the servers

    Now your Weblate instance should be available in http://your_domain

    How to create a full backup of Bitnami Weblate Stack?

    Backup

    Bitnami stacks are self-contained and the simplest option for performing a backup is to copy or compress the Bitnami stack installation directory. To do so in a safe manner, you will need to stop all servers, so this method may not be appropriate if you have people accessing the application continuously.

    Cloud Server

    Follow these steps:

    • Change to the directory in which you wish to save your backup.
      cd /your/directory
      
    • Stop all servers.
      $ sudo /opt/bitnami/ctlscript.sh stop
      
    • Create a compressed file with the stack contents.
      $ sudo tar -pczvf application-backup.tar.gz /opt/bitnami
    • Restart all servers.
      $ sudo /opt/bitnami/ctlscript.sh start

    You should now download or transfer the application-backup.tar.gz file to a safe location.

    Virtual Machine

    Follow these steps:

    • Change to the directory in which you wish to save your backup.
      cd /your/directory
      
    • Stop all servers.
      $ sudo /opt/bitnami/ctlscript.sh stop
    • Create a compressed file with the stack contents.
      $ sudo tar -pczvf application-backup.tar.gz /opt/bitnami
    • Restart all servers.
      $ sudo /opt/bitnami/ctlscript.sh start
      

    You should now download or transfer the application-backup.tar.gz file to a safe location.

    Native Installer (Windows)

    Follow these steps:

    • Stop all servers using the shortcuts in the Start Menu or the graphical manager tool.
    • Create a compressed file with the stack contents. You can use a graphical tool like 7-Zip or WinZip.
    • Stop all servers using the shortcuts in the Start Menu or the graphical manager tool.

    You should now download or transfer the application-backup.zip file to a safe location.

    Native Installer (Linux and Mac OS X)

    Follow these steps:

    • Change to the directory in which you wish to save your backup.
      cd /your/directory
      
    • Stop all servers.
      $ sudo installdir/ctlscript.sh stop
      
    • Create a compressed file with the stack contents.
      $ sudo tar -pczvf application-backup.tar.gz installdir
      
    • Restart all servers.
      $ sudo installdir/ctlscript.sh start
      

    You should now download or transfer the application-backup.tar.gz file to a safe location.

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    Restore

    Bitnami stacks are self-contained, so to restore a stack, you only need to uncompress the backup file in the same location. It is important to use the same path that was used when the stack was originally installed.

    Cloud Server

    Follow these steps:

    • Change to the directory containing your backup.
      cd /your/directory
      
    • Stop all servers.
      $ sudo /opt/bitnami/ctlscript.sh stop
    • Rename the current directory to save it.
      $ sudo mv /opt/bitnami /opt/bitnamiBackup
    • Uncompress the backup file to the original directory.
      $ sudo tar -pxzvf application-backup.tar.gz -C /
    • Start all servers.
      $ sudo /opt/bitnami/ctlscript.sh start
      

    Virtual Machine

    Follow these steps:

    • Change to the directory containing your backup.
      cd /your/directory
      
    • Stop all servers.
      $ sudo /opt/bitnami/ctlscript.sh stop
    • Rename the current directory to save it.
      $ sudo mv /opt/bitnami /opt/bitnamiBackup
    • Uncompress the backup file to the original directory.
      $ sudo tar -pxzvf application-backup.tar.gz -C /
    • Start all servers.
      $ sudo /opt/bitnami/ctlscript.sh start
      

    Native Installer (Windows)

    Follow these steps:

    • Uncompress the backup file to the original directory.
    • Install services by launching a new command prompt and executing the following commands. Administrator privileges are required.
      $ cd installdir
      $ serviceinstall.bat INSTALL
      

    You can now start or stop servers using the graphical manager tool.

    Native Installer (Linux and Mac OS X)

    Follow these steps:

    • Change to the directory containing your backup.
      cd /your/directory
      
    • Stop all servers.
      $ sudo /opt/bitnami/ctlscript.sh stop
      
    • Rename the current directory to save it.
      $ sudo mv installdir installdirBackup
    • Uncompress the backup file to the original directory.
      $ sudo tar -pxzvf application-backup.tar.gz -C /
      
    • Start all servers.
      $ sudo installdir/ctlscript.sh start
      

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    IMPORTANT: When restoring, remember to maintain the original permissions for the files and folders. For example, if you originally installed the stack as 'root', make sure that the restored files are owned by 'root'.


    If you want to create only a database backup, refer to these instructions for MySQL and PostgreSQL.

    How to upgrade Bitnami Weblate Stack?

    First of all stop your servers and copy the installdir/apps/weblate directory in case something fails and you need to restore it. (In fact, you can copy all installdir, that would be better in case during the upgrade the database get inconsistent).

    On your old version stack, backup your mysql database and the data directory:

    installdir/use_weblate
    mysqldump -u root -p presently > weblate_backup.sql
    tar zcvf data.tar.gz installdir/apps/weblate/data
    installdir/ctlscript.sh stop
    Important: If you are upgrading from weblate 2.2 to 2.3, you will need to run these commands before doing the database backup:
    cd installdir/apps/weblate
    examples/migrate-south --settings weblate.settings 

     

    Then, install the stack with the new version and run the follwing commands:

    cd installdir
    rm -rf apps/weblate/data
    tar xzf data.tar.gz -C apps/weblate
    mysql -u root -p presently < weblate_backup.sql
    
     
    Then, open the bitnami environment:
    installdir/use_weblate
     
    And run the following migrations in this order:
    cd <installdir>/apps/weblate
    ./manage.py makemigrations
    ./manage.py migrate
    ./manage.py migrate --fake accounts 0004_auto_20150108_1424
    ./manage.py migrate --fake lang 0001_initial
    ./manage.py migrate --fake trans 0018_auto_20150213_1447
    ./manage.py migrate
    ./manage.py setupgroups
    ./manage.py setuplang

    More information can be found in the official documentation at: http://weblate.readthedocs.org/en/latest/admin/upgrade.html.

    How to start a project in Bitnami Weblate Stack?

    To create a project in Weblate, you have to access to the administrator interface. To do so, just go to http://your_domain/weblate/admin and log in. Afterwards, create a project. In order to begin translating a project, you also have to create a subproject and at least one translation from the admin interface too.

    In the creation of the subproject, you will be asked to introduce two mandatory parameters, the url to the repository and the pattern of the language files.

    Due to the multiple possible combinations we recommend to read de official documentation at http://weblate.readthedocs.org/en/latest/

    How to configure the email settings of Bitnami Weblate Stack?

    You can configure the email settings my editing the file global-settings.py file in installdir/apps/django/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/conf. For instance, using GMail:

    EMAIL_BACKEND = 'django.core.mail.backends.smtp.EmailBackend'
    EMAIL_HOST = 'smtp.gmail.com'
    EMAIL_PORT = 587
    EMAIL_HOST_USER = 'your_account@gmail.com'
    EMAIL_HOST_PASSWORD = 'your_password'
    EMAIL_USE_TLS = True
     
    Do not forget to restart the Apache server everytime you change the globlal-settings.py file.

    How to enable SSL?

    You can see how to configure Apache to enable SSL connections at How to enable SSL to access through https?

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