Meza/Notes on Implementing a Pywikibot

This assumes you have a MEZA mediawiki 34.x farm running on a local VM with 2 wikis installed MyWikiA and MyWikiB

Following the tutorial at: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Pywikibot/Installation

Verify the pywikibot requirementsEdit

Fortunately MW 34.x uses python2 AND python3 .. so be sure to use python3 and pip3 in these instructions

Test version of Python:
$ python3 --version
result:
Python 3.5.6
ok to install pywikibot

verify version of pip
$ pip3 --version
result
pip 9.0.1 from /usr/lib/python3.5/site-packages (python 3.5)

Install PywikibotEdit

Download and unpack python3 version of pywikibot into home directory

$ cd ~
$ wget -c https://tools.wmflabs.org/pywikibot/core_stable.tar.gz -O - | tar -xz

test pywikibot on Mediawiki.orgEdit

generate user configuration file

$ cd /home/<username>/core_stable/
$ sudo python3 pwb.py generate_user_files
  1. selected option 6 for mediawiki
  2. entered my username for mediawiki.org

sudo python3 pwb.py login

provided my password and viola .. I am logged in to my mediawiki.org account via pywiki...


Ctrl-C .. now let's set up for my local VBox MEZA wiki using help from: Manual:Pywikibot/Use on third-party wikis



Configure PYB for local VM wikisEdit