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  • Staff

    The upstream link is

  • App Dev

    Hi all,

    I have started to package this and it it working but the initial start script just not executing during install. If you run the /app/pkg/ it will work fine.

    I have been working on and off with this for a while but could use some help in getting the last bit over the line because it is driving me nuts.

    Repo is here

    Any help appreciated.

  • App Dev

    I am seeing errors as supervisord tries to write logs to the read only folder /var/logs what is the best thing todo? Any suggestions?

  • Staff

    There are two settings to be done for supervisor to work well with regards to logging. The actual service file for an application should have those options set:


    As well as in the Dockerfile adding the following line will ensure supervisor itself writes to a writeable location:

    RUN sed -e 's,^logfile=.*$,logfile=/run/supervisord.log,' -i /etc/supervisor/supervisord.conf
  • App Dev

    Thanks @nebulon I think that was the last piece of the puzzle! 🎉

  • App Dev

    This is working and now needs some people to test installs etc. it is still rough around the edges, needs ldap and mail etc. but I will get this sorted over the coming days.

    I should mention the initial install takes around 10 mins as there is a lot of database migrations and django stuff to get though.

  • Staff

    I've just tried it and it seems to work very well so far!

  • I'll try it out. What is the link please?

  • App Dev

  • @ultraviolet Thanks so much for setting this up. I tried building and running on my server but the heartbeat never completes. I'm assuming the problem has to do with this bit in my logs:

    Oct 10 21:50:56 Traceback (most recent call last):
    Oct 10 21:50:56 File "/app/data/venv/mayan-edms/bin/", line 10, in <module>
    Oct 10 21:50:56 execute_from_command_line(sys.argv)
    Oct 10 21:50:56 File "/app/data/venv/mayan-edms/lib/python3.7/site-packages/django/core/management/", line 381, in execute_from_command_line
    Oct 10 21:50:56 utility.execute()
    Oct 10 21:50:56 File "/app/data/venv/mayan-edms/lib/python3.7/site-packages/django/core/management/", line 357, in execute
    Oct 10 21:50:56 django.setup()
    Oct 10 21:50:56 File "/app/data/venv/mayan-edms/lib/python3.7/site-packages/django/", line 24, in setup
    Oct 10 21:50:56 apps.populate(settings.INSTALLED_APPS)
    Oct 10 21:50:56 File "/app/data/venv/mayan-edms/lib/python3.7/site-packages/django/apps/", line 91, in populate
    Oct 10 21:50:56 app_config = AppConfig.create(entry)
    Oct 10 21:50:56 File "/app/data/venv/mayan-edms/lib/python3.7/site-packages/django/apps/", line 116, in create
    Oct 10 21:50:56 mod = import_module(mod_path)
    Oct 10 21:50:56 File "/app/data/venv/mayan-edms/lib/python3.7/importlib/", line 127, in import_module
    Oct 10 21:50:56 return _bootstrap._gcd_import(name[level:], package, level)
    Oct 10 21:50:56 File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap>", line 1006, in _gcd_import
    Oct 10 21:50:56 File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap>", line 983, in _find_and_load
    Oct 10 21:50:56 File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap>", line 967, in _find_and_load_unlocked
    Oct 10 21:50:56 File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap>", line 677, in _load_unlocked
    Oct 10 21:50:56 File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap_external>", line 728, in exec_module
    Oct 10 21:50:56 File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap>", line 219, in _call_with_frames_removed
    Oct 10 21:50:56 File "/app/data/venv/mayan-edms/lib/python3.7/site-packages/mayan/apps/appearance/", line 3, in <module>
    Oct 10 21:50:56 from mayan.apps.common.apps import MayanAppConfig
    Oct 10 21:50:56 File "/app/data/venv/mayan-edms/lib/python3.7/site-packages/mayan/apps/common/", line 35, in <module>
    Oct 10 21:50:56 from .tasks import task_delete_stale_uploads # NOQA - Force task registration
    Oct 10 21:50:56 File "/app/data/venv/mayan-edms/lib/python3.7/site-packages/mayan/apps/common/", line 7, in <module>
    Oct 10 21:50:56 from mayan.celery import app
    Oct 10 21:50:56 File "/app/data/venv/mayan-edms/lib/python3.7/site-packages/mayan/", line 5, in <module>
    Oct 10 21:50:56 from .runtime import celery_class
    Oct 10 21:50:56 File "/app/data/venv/mayan-edms/lib/python3.7/site-packages/mayan/", line 5, in <module>
    Oct 10 21:50:56 celery_class = import_string(setting_celery_class.value)
    Oct 10 21:50:56 File "/app/data/venv/mayan-edms/lib/python3.7/site-packages/django/utils/", line 17, in import_string
    Oct 10 21:50:56 module = import_module(module_path)
    Oct 10 21:50:56 File "/app/data/venv/mayan-edms/lib/python3.7/importlib/", line 127, in import_module
    Oct 10 21:50:56 return _bootstrap._gcd_import(name[level:], package, level)
    Oct 10 21:50:56 File "/app/data/venv/mayan-edms/lib/python3.7/site-packages/celery/", line 153, in <module>
    Oct 10 21:50:56 from . import local # noqa
    Oct 10 21:50:56 File "/app/data/venv/mayan-edms/lib/python3.7/site-packages/celery/", line 17, in <module>
    Oct 10 21:50:56 from .five import PY3, bytes_if_py2, items, string, string_t
    Oct 10 21:50:56 File "/app/data/venv/mayan-edms/lib/python3.7/site-packages/celery/", line 7, in <module>
    Oct 10 21:50:56 import vine.five
    Oct 10 21:50:56 ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'vine.five'
  • Staff

    @ergabergblerg Try this repo . There is still some celery error but I can login. Have to look into it later this week.

  • App Dev

    ah yes there was an error. I have fixed it in my dev box. It was an unpinned dependency, there are also issues with upgrading so it is still very much beta.

    I will publish the change shortly.

    @girish could you give me access to the cloudron hosted repo so I can make my commits direct?

    The latest push in my own public repo here has the fix. For info this is the change that pins the dependency to allow compiling. I have mentioned it in the upstream project and it should be fixed soon if it has not been already.

  • App Dev

    Ok I have been testing the upgrading which is tricky for me to figure out. Could use a fresh pair of eyes.

    This is how this image is working:

    1. Build image with deps
    2. pull the image version from the upstream repo based on the version number in the dockerfile
    3. run down and install everything
    4. Once complete the script in /app/pkg kicks off.
    5. After defining all the environment variables it will run this line of code:
    if [ ! -e "/app/data/init-completed" ]; then
      /app/data/venv/mayan-edms/bin/ initialsetup
      echo "Setting up for initial install, this may take some time"
      touch /app/data/init-completed

    If there is a file called init-completed it will skip it.

    Now this is where the issue with upgrades come in I believe there is a command /app/data/venv/mayan-edms/bin/ performupgrade.

    I have tried testing upgrades for a few hours but when it starts up all the services I simply get access denied issues.

    To replicate:

    • Clone my repo
    • Do an install to your cloudron - check that it works and login to check the version it should
    • Alter the dockerfile and change the variable from ENV MAYAN_VERSION=3.4.17 to ENV MAYAN_VERSION=3.5.1 which is the latest version
    • Perform a cloudron update

    Hope this make sense any help is appreciated.

  • Staff

    @ultraviolet You should have permissions now, thanks

  • App Dev

    @girish thanks

    I am going back to the drawing board for this one. So watch this space all....

  • App Dev

    I have come up with another way of installing to allow me to update the package. In the it will do it's initial install but that function of the app installs further items into /app/code/ which during an non debug session is RO. Is there any other way to allow this to install then seal the system to RO?

    An example during initialsetup:

      Applying tags.0006_documenttag... OK
      Applying tags.0007_auto_20170118_1758... OK
      Applying tags.0008_auto_20180917_0646... OK
      Applying user_management.0001_initial... OK
      Applying web_links.0001_initial... OK
      Applying web_links.0002_auto_20191210_0436... OK
      Applying web_links.0003_auto_20191211_0233... OK
    Installing package: Bootstrap (=3.4.1)... Downloading... Verifying... Extracting... Patching files... Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "/usr/lib/python3.7/", line 1258, in mkdir
        self._accessor.mkdir(self, mode)
    FileNotFoundError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/app/code/venv/lib/python3.7/site-packages/mayan/apps/appearance/static/appearance/node_modules/bootstrap'
        self._accessor.mkdir(self, mode)
    OSError: [Errno 30] Read-only file system: '/app/code/venv/lib/python3.7/site-packages/mayan/apps/appearance/static/appearance/node_modules'

    Or if there is any other suggestions that I could try to get this installed?

    EDIT: I should add I am unable to do this during build as the app needs the database etc. to migrate and change the database

  • @ultraviolet you can make a note of all the errors and softlink them to someplace else for the build.

  • App Dev

    @robi good idea, never thought of that. Thanks

  • App Dev

    ok think we are good to go. I have pushed the code to my github the repo I will merge with the Cloudron hosted git soon.

    Just need some people to test install etc. and then will look at getting some tests into the package. It is still on version 3.4.17 as the latest version 3.5.1 has some issues in the celery queues which I will look at once that branch is a bit more stable.

  • When you need a DAU for testing, i'm in!