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GOG Database

Website that collects data on GOG games.

Deployment Instructions

Commands are prefixed with $ or # depending if they can be run as a regular user or must be run as root. They are specific to Debian/Ubuntu, Apache2 and uWSGI. If you want to use a different web or app server search for deploying Flask applications.


Install git and Python virtualenv

# apt install git python3-venv

Install gcc and python headers if you want faster assets building (optional)

# apt install gcc python3-dev

Clone the application

# git clone
$ cd gogdb

Create virtual environment

# python3 -m venv venv

Install application into virtualenv

# venv/bin/pip install setuptools wheel --upgrade
# venv/bin/pip install -r requirements.txt

Install PostgreSQL and create database

# apt install postgres
# sudo -u postgres psql
postgres=# CREATE USER gogdb WITH PASSWORD '12345678';
postgres=# CREATE DATABASE gogdb WITH OWNER = gogdb;
postgres=# \q

Copy the example config and set database password

# cp
# editor

Set up environment

$ export FLASK_APP=gogdb
$ export GOGDB_CONFIG=../

Initialize database

$ venv/bin/gogdb-init

Build assets

# venv/bin/flask assets build


Apache is used as the webserver to serve static assets and to translate HTTP/HTTPS into uwsgi requests.

Install Apache2

# apt install apache2

Copy the config

# cp doc/apache2/gogdb.conf /etc/apache2/conf-available/

Enable required modules

# a2enmod proxy_uwsgi
# a2enmod expires

Enable config

# a2enconf gogdb

Restart Apache2

# systemctl restart apache2


uWSGI provides the environment the application needs to run.

Install uWSGI, its Python 3 plugin and the Apache module

# apt install uwsgi uwsgi-plugin-python3 libapache2-mod-proxy-uwsgi

Copy the config

# cp doc/uwsgi/gogdb.ini /etc/uwsgi/apps-available/

Enable the config

# ln -s /etc/uwsgi/apps-available/gogdb.ini /etc/uwsgi/apps-enabled/gogdb.ini

Restart uWSGI

# systemctl restart uwsgi


Scripts insert the data into the database and keep it up to date. They are also used to build the search index.

Create the log directory and make it writable

# mkdir -p /var/log/gogdb
# chown www-data:www-data /var/log/gogdb

Change the CONFIG_FILE variable inside /scripts/ to the production.ini or symlink it to development.ini.

# edit scripts/


# ln -s production.ini development.ini

Copy the cron and logrotate configs

# cp doc/cron/gogdb /etc/cron.d/
# cp doc/logrotate/gogdb /etc/logrotate.d/

Database Migrations



AGPLv3 or later