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create a new searx instance in five minutes using a docker-compose.yml #1561

dalf opened this issue Apr 11, 2019 · 0 comments


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commented Apr 11, 2019

The current recipe to have a fully working searx instance :

  • install searx is a Flask application, so it fits the Python universe with uwsgi and (nginx|httpd|whatever).
  • install Morty to have better privacy on the image category.
  • install Filtron to protect the instance from abusing robots and scripts.
  • install a reverse proxy (nginx, httpd, whatever)
  • make sure the HTTP headers, the certificate are setup and updated.

The current documentation provides detail about the first and second steps. There are some details about the last step (reverse proxy), but not everything.

An idea : create Docker images for searx, filtron, morty and create a docker-compose.yml to install a new searx instance very quickly. The reverse could be traefik or caddy since they take care of the LetsEncrypt certificate. searx-admin can be included to easily configure searx (it requires some tunings to fit into Docker ecosystem).

Watchtower can be use to automatically update to the last version.

The purpose of this docker-compose.yml would be install a searx instance on blank DNS domain (no, no customization of the themes), but I think it would help a lot of people.

Some of the work is already done see :

A completly different path to solve "the easy to install" quest : improve the packaging (example : create the httpd configuration according to the debian standard, etc...), it is a lot work for some distribution.

A crazy path : rewrite searx in golang and create one standalone executable (static binary).

[EDIT] Add searx-admin.

@dalf dalf changed the title create new searx instance in five minutes using a docker-compose.yml create a new searx instance in five minutes using a docker-compose.yml Apr 11, 2019

@dalf dalf added the installation label Apr 11, 2019

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