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"MoinMoin is an advanced, easy to use and extensible WikiEngine with a large community of users. Said in a few words, it is about collaboration on easily editable web pages." MoinMoin is written in Python 2.


  1. Install moinmoinAUR.
  2. Make a new directory for MoinMoin under /var/lib/moin/ for non static files.
  3. Copy the folders /usr/share/moin/data/, /usr/share/moin/underlay/ and the configuration file /usr/share/moin/config/ into /var/lib/moin/.
  4. Change the owner of /var/lib/moin/ to the user under which your web server is running (in most cases "http").

You can also run MoinMoin directly from /usr/share/moin/ if you're ok with non static files in /usr/.



If using uWSGI, copy the file /usr/share/moin/server/moin.wsgi to /var/lib/moin. In the file, replace the string '/path/to/wikiconfigdir' with '/var/lib/moin' and uncomment the line.

Install uwsgi-plugin-python2[broken link: package not found] and create the file /var/lib/moin/uwsgi.ini with the following content.

socket = /run/uwsgi/moin.sock
chmod-socket = 660
plugin = python2

chdir = /var/lib/moin/
wsgi-file = /var/lib/moin/moin.wsgi

workers = 3
max-requests = 200
harakiri = 60

Start uWSGI with uwsgi --ini /var/lib/moin/uwsgi.ini. Make sure uWSGI has read and write rights for /var/lib/moin/ and your web server has read and write rights for /run/uwsgi/moin.sock. If you're following this guide you should start uwsgi under the "http" user.


nginx can be set adding the following server block to your /etc/nginx/nginx.conf:

server {
   listen       80;
   server_name  wiki.your.domain;

   location / {
      uwsgi_pass unix:/run/uwsgi/moin.sock;
      include /etc/nginx/uwsgi_params;

   location ~ /moin_static[0-9]+/(.*) {
      alias /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/MoinMoin/web/static/htdocs/$1;

   location /favicon.ico {
      alias /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/MoinMoin/web/static/htdocs/favicon.ico;

Systemd unit file for MoinMoin with uWSGI

Create the systemd unit the following for easily starting/stopping the service:

Description=Start uwsgi for moinmoin wiki

ExecStart=/usr/bin/uwsgi --ini /var/lib/moin/uwsgi.ini


First steps

You should now be able to reach your wiki under wiki.your.domain. For further information on how to configure MoinMoin refer to the MoinMoinWiki.