1uke_
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Selfhosting Searx - Need some help [More info inside]

Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:47 pm

Hello,

Background information - What I am trying to do

I am interested in running Searx (a self hosted meta search engine) on my raspbbery pi, to use internally on my home network.

I am using a raspberry pi 2b+

I have been following this guide - https://vitux.com/how-to-install-searx- ... on-ubuntu/

Everything seems to go really well untill I run the last command.

The system command line seems to hang and never gets back to the $ prompt.

How you can help

Could anyone tell me is it possible to run Searx on a raspberry pi?

Would anyone be able to try to follow through the guide linked above and tell me if they experience a similar problem?

I'm looking forward to solving this one and a massive thank you goes out to anyone who can help me.

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Re: Selfhosting Searx - Need some help [More info inside]

Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:09 pm

That looks to be the expected behaviour.

The image accompanying that command doesn't show it returning and the section of that article linked below comfirms this:
Searx will continue to work until you close the Terminal. There is a way to get around this. Press Ctrl+C so that the current session is stopped. Then run the following command in terminal:

$ nohup python searx/webapp.py &

By doing this, Searx will continue to run in the background even if you close the Terminal.
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1uke_
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Re: Selfhosting Searx - Need some help [More info inside]

Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:16 pm

That looks to be the expected behaviour.
When I try to access the IP address of the pi in my browser 192.x.x.x:8888

I am not seeing the Searx interface, so something isn't working quite right and I am not sure what as it does seem that all the other commands work.

Hoping someone might try this out and tell me where I am going wrong.

Thank you for your reply and help @thagrol I hadn't spotted the image that shows the terminal not returning back to $. At least I now know I am roughly on the right track!

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