As I said in my latest post, I wasn’t very happy with using Disqus to store my comments, mainly because I do not want my data to be hosted by someone else. Thanks to some commenters, I was made aware of an alternative, called isso.
After reading the online documentation, I decided to set it up with dennogumi.org. It was all a matter of creating a new user called
isso, setting a virtualenv to its home dir, and then installing isso itself and uWSGI:
virtualenv ./ ./bin/activate
And then just start installing:
pip install isso pip install uwsgi # for deployment
I then set up a system-wide configuration in
/etc/isso/ which included the uwsgi configuration and isso’s own file. The last bit needed was to create a systemd unit file to run uWSGI properly (as inspired by the uWSGI docs):
[Unit] Description=uWSGI After=syslog.target [Service] ExecStart=/home/isso/bin/uwsgi --ini /etc/isso/uwsgi.ini Restart=always KillSignal=SIGQUIT Type=notify StandardError=syslog NotifyAccess=all User=isso Group=isso [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target
And here’s my uwsgi.ini, for reference:
[uwsgi] http = :8050 master = true ; set to `nproc` processes = 8 cache2 = name=hash,items=1024,blocksize=32 ; you may change this spooler = /home/isso/spool/ module = isso.run ; uncomment if you use a virtual environment virtualenv = /home/isso/ env = ISSO_SETTINGS=/etc/isso/isso.conf
Lastly, I needed to create a new domain for dennogumi.org and set nginx to proxy over to port 8050. Everything else was done as the isso documentation suggested. And that’s where you see it now. I have imported the comments from Disqus, so everything should be hopefully in place. Let me know if there are issues.
Luca Beltrame GENERAL · LINUX
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