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Run your own inventaire in a docker environment Used only for testing and development purposes, so use in production at your own risk.



git clone

got to cd inventaire-docker

clone inventaire core application server -> setup

git clone

Create empty folders for docker volumes to set themselves.

In accordance with docker-compose volumes, example: mkdir data couch-test couch es.

Ensure the owner ID of those folders is 1000: chown -R 1000:1000.

Start the magic, build everything !

docker-compose build

Download Node dependencies:

docker-compose run --rm inventaire npm install

Configure inventaire so that it can connect to CouchDB:

echo "module.exports = {
  db: {
    username: 'couchdb',
    password: 'password'
" > ./inventaire/config/local.js

You can optionnally install translation dependencies ofinventaire-i18n [need more details]


docker-compose up -d

Create a user admin

A user admin is not that useful in development, it only allows you to merge/delete entities, see any user contributions, and a few more things. But if needed, start by signing up a user :

curl http://localhost:3006/api/auth?action=signup -d '{"username": "yourusername", "password": "yourpassword", "email":""}'

Grab the new user id

user_id=$(curl --user yourusername:yourpassword  http://localhost:3006/api/user | jq -r '._id')

Then you can either go to CouchDB GUI to manually add the "admin": true flag to your user document:

firefox "http://localhost:5984/_utils/document.html?users/${user_id}"

Or use the dedicated script, but you need to modify your local config to override the default .db.actionsScripts values:

module.exports = {
  db: {
    actionsScripts: {
      port: 5984,
      suffix: null
./scripts/actions/ $user_id

Load wikidata entities into elasticsearch

It's possible that elasticsearch import limit is below the entities-search-engige import rate

curl -XPOST http://localhost:9200/wikidata/_close
curl -H 'Content-Type:application/json' -H 'Accept: application/json' -XPUT http://localhost:9200/wikidata/_settings -d '{"index.mapping.total_fields.limit": 20000}'
curl -XPOST http://localhost:9200/wikidata/_open


In case you would like to play with out-of-the-box data.

Run api tests to populate tests dbs (see Tests section)

docker-compose -f docker-compose.yml -f docker-compose.test.yml exec inventaire npm run test-api
  • Replicate *-tests dbs documents into * dbs
`docker-compose exec inventaire npm run replicate-tests-db`


Start services with test environnement with multiple compose files

docker-compose -f docker-compose.yml -f docker-compose.test.yml up

Execute tests script

docker-compose exec inventaire npm run test-api

or execute directly the test command

docker-compose exec inventaire ./node_modules/.bin/mocha --compilers coffee:coffee-script/register --timeout 20000 /opt/inventaire/path/to/test/file

Tip : create a symbolic link on your machine between the inventaire folder and docker working directory on your machine at /opt/, in order to autocomplete path to test file to execute

sudo ln ~/path/to/inventaire-docker/inventaire /opt -s

Alternatively, as root in inventaire container:

# mkdir /supervisor/path/to/inventaire # ln -s /opt/ /supervisor/path/to/inventaire


Elastic users and groups indexes are not up to date

couchdb2elastic4sync is a small libary in charge of maintaining ES indexes up to date with couchdb documents. If couchdb2elastic4sync does not find Elasticsearch search. Make sure configs files exists in inventaire/scripts/couch2elastic4sync/configs. They should be created during postinstall, but if the folder is empty, run the following scripts to create it :

docker-compose exec inventaire npm run couch2elastic4sync:init
docker-compose exec inventaire npm run couch2elastic4sync:load


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