Commons:Monuments database/Setup

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This pages describes how to setup your own instance of the monuments database.


A server with a LAMP stack

Python2Python-mysql package


  • Create a normal useraccount. This will later be used to run the bot and/or api under
  • Create a mysql account and give it a database we can put the data in.
  • Create a bot account here on Commons/Wikipedia

Basic login[edit]

  • Login with the account
  • Setup a .my.cnf in the homedir:
user = "<username>"
password = "<password>"
host= "<hostname>"
  • chmod 700 .mycnf



Setup mysql tables[edit]

  • Check out api
  • Setup mysql tables
  • Setup api
  • Setup other tools

Monuments database