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Installation instructions


Django (>= 1.4)
GitPython (>= 0.3)
Git (>= 1.0)
Django-registration (>= 0.8)
Database backend
Any database supported in Django will work, check their documentation for more details.


Install all required components (see above) and adjust :file:``. You will probably want to adjust following options:


List of site administrators to receive notifications when something goes wrong, for example notifications on failed merge or Django errors.


Connectivity to database server, please check Django's documentation for more details.


When using MySQL, don't forget to create database with UTF-8 encoding:



Disable this for production server.


Email sender address for outgoing email, for example registration emails.


Email used as sender address for sending emails to administrator, for example notifications on failed merge.

After your configuration is ready, you can run :program:`./ syncdb` and :program:`./ migrate` to create database structure. Now you should be able to create translation projects using admin interface.

You should also login to admin interface (on /admin/ URL) and adjust default site name to match your domain.

Production setup

For production setup you should do following adjustments:

Running server

Running Weblate is not different from running any other Django based application.

It is recommended to serve static files directly by your webserver, you should use that for following paths:

Serves :file:`media` directory from Weblate.
Serves media files for Django admin interface (eg. :file:`/usr/share/pyshared/django/contrib/admin/media/`).

Additionally you should setup rewrite rule to serve :file:`media/favicon.ico` as :file:`favicon.ico`.

Sample configuration for Lighttpd

The configuration for Lighttpd web server might look like following (available as :file:`examples/lighttpd.conf`):

Sample configuration for Apache

Following configuration runs Weblate as WSGI, you need to have enabled mod_wsgi (available as :file:`examples/apache.conf`):

Prebuilt appliance

Prebuilt appliance provides preconfigured Weblate running with MySQL database as backend and Apache as webserver. However it comes with standard set of passwords you will want to change:

Username Password Scope Description
root linux System Administrator account, use for local or SSH login
root   MySQL MySQL administrator
weblate weblate MySQL Account in MySQL database for storing Weblate data
admin admin Weblate Weblate/Django admin user

The appliance is built using SUSE Studio and is based on openSUSE 12.1.


Generic upgrade instructions

Before upgrading, please check current :ref:`requirements` as they might have changed.

To upgrade database structure, you should run following commands:

./ syncdb
./ migrate

To upgrade default set of privileges definitions (optional), run:

./ setupgroups

To upgrade default set of language definitions (optional), run:

./ setuplang

Version specific instructions

Upgrade from 0.5 to 0.6

On upgrade to version 0.6 you should run :program:`./ syncdb` and :program:`./ setupgroups --move` to setup access control as described in installation section.

Upgrade from 0.6 to 0.7

On upgrade to version 0.7 you should run :program:`./ syncdb` to setup new tables and :program:`./ rebuild_index` to build index for fulltext search.

Upgrade from 0.7 to 0.8

On upgrade to version 0.8 you should run :program:`./ syncdb` to setup new tables, :program:`./ setupgroups` to update privileges setup and :program:`./ rebuild_index` to rebuild index for fulltext search.

Upgrade from 0.8 to 0.9

On upgrade to version 0.9 file structure has changed. You need to move :file:`repos` and :file:`whoosh-index` to :file:`weblate` folder. Also running :program:`./ syncdb`, :program:`./ setupgroups` and :program:`./ setuplang` is recommended to get latest updates of privileges and language definitions.

Upgrade from 0.9 to 1.0

On upgrade to version 1.0 one field has been added to database, you need to invoke following SQL command to adjust it:

ALTER TABLE `trans_subproject` ADD `template` VARCHAR(200);

Upgrade from 1.0 (1.1) to 1.2

On upgrade to version 1.2, the migration procedure has changed. It now uses South for migrating database. To switch to this new migration schema, you need to run following commands:

./ syncdb
./ migrate weblate.trans 0001 --fake
./ migrate weblate.accounts 0001 --fake
./ migrate weblate.lang 0001 --fake

Also please note that there are several new requirements and version 0.8 of django-registration is now being required, see :ref:`requirements` for more details.

Once you have done this, you can use :ref:`generic-upgrade-instructions`.

Migrating from Pootle

As Weblate was originally written as replacement from Pootle, it is supported to migrate user accounts from Pootle. All you need to do is to copy auth_user table from Pootle, user profiles will be automatically created for users as they log in and they will be asked to update their settings.

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