It is a cumbersome task to administer local Wikipedia databases, especially if you need access to multiple language versions of Wikipedia.
wp-download you can automatically download the newest
database dumps for all language edition you want:
$ wp-download --resume -v /path/to/wikipedia/dumps Read configuration from: '/home/foobar/.wpdownloadrc' Set timeout to 30s Processing language: sw Creating directory: /path/to/wikipedia/dumps/sw/20090821 Latest dump for (sw) is from Friday 21 August 2009 Skip: swwiki-20090821-redirect.sql.gz Skip: swwiki-20090821-category.sql.gz Resume: swwiki-20090821-pages-articles.xml.bz2 swwiki-20090821-pages-articles.xml.bz2 [****] 100% Time: 00:00:00 3.19 M/s ... ...
wp-download does not use setuptools but plain distutils, which gives you the following installation options.
Using setup.py means that you will download the source distribution file and run:
$ tar xjf wp-download-0.1.tar.bz2 # python setup.py install --prefix=/usr/local
which will install wp-download within
/usr/local. You might have to include
/usr/local/bin in your
$ export PATH=/usr/local/bin:$PATH
To meet wp-downloads requirements you also have to install [progressbar (=2.2)] pbar with an installation tool of your choice.
pip  is an excellent tool for installing python software in a sane way. If you already use it, or plan to do so you might be happy to hear that wp-download provides a pip [requirements file] pipreq that can be used to install wp-download and it's requirements.
You should never install software into /usr which is used by the package management system of your distribution.
# pip install -E wp-download -r requirements-0.1.1.txt
Documentation for wp-download can be found [here] documentation