Basic MusicBottle documentation
MusicBottle is a web application which aims to display MusicBrainz data in a more presentable format that the MusicBrainz website does. MusicBrainz must allow for both viewing and editing of data and because of this data isn't always displayed in the clearest way.
See more about the project at our WikiPage: https://wiki.musicbrainz.org/MusicBottle
Make sure you have a reasonably recent Python 2 installed. We're working with
compatibility for Python >= 2.6.3. It's recommended to use
virtualenv for dependencies.
virtualenv is available as a package in
most distributions, e.g. as
python-virtualenv in Ubuntu and Debian and
python2-virtualenv in ArchLinux. Installing this should also pull in
Python 2 and PIP.
Obtain the latest sources and navigate to them:
git clone https://github.com/Freso/MusicBottle.git cd MusicBottle
If you decided to go with with using
virtualenv, now is a good time to make a
virtualenv venv . venv/bin/activate
Install download and install the required dependencies:
pip install --upgrade --ignore-installed --use-mirrors --download-cache=/tmp/pip -r requirements.txt
Inside the project directory, run
python manage.py runserver to start
You can run
python manage.py runserver -h to see a list of options for
starting the server. E.g., if you need to run it on a different port than
If the commands above give errors, try using
python2 instead of
If you want to configure MusicBottle settings, copy
musicbottle/default_settings.py somewhere, edit it and set the environment
MUSICBOTTLE_SETTINGS to point to the edited file.
Once you have the test server running, you should be able to access it at http://127.0.0.1:19048/