From sources

Clone the source:

git clone

Copy the configuration files:

cp fedocal.cfg.sample fedocal.cfg
cp alembic.ini.sample alembic.ini

Adjust the configuration files (secret key, database URL, admin group...). See Configuration for detailed information about the configuration.

Create the database scheme:

sh createdb


FEDOCAL_CONFIG=/path/to/fedocal.cfg python

Set up the WSGI as described below.

From system-wide packages

Start by install fedocal:

yum install fedocal

Adjust the configuration files: /etc/fedocal/fedocaf.cfg and /etc/fedocal/alembic.ini. See Configuration for detailed information about the configuration.

Find the file used to create the database:

rpm -ql fedocal |grep

Create the database scheme:

FEDOCAL_CONFIG=/etc/fedocal/fedocal.cfg python path/to/

Set up the WSGI as described below.

Set-up WSGI

Start by installing mod_wsgi:

yum install mod_wsgi

Then configure apache:

sudo vim /etc/httd/conf.d/fedocal.conf

uncomment the content of the file and adjust as desired.

Then edit the file /usr/share/fedocal/fedocal.wsgi and adjust as needed.

Then restart apache and you should be able to access the website on http://localhost/fedocal


Flask provides also some documentation on how to deploy Flask application with WSGI and apache.

Set-up the cron job

Reminders are sent by a cron job which is provided with the source under the name

You will need to specified the FEDOCAL_CONFIG environment variable when running the cron job as the specified configuration file contains information required by the cron job (ie: SMTP_SERVER or CRON_FREQUENCY, see Configuration).

The only tricky part is that the configuration file will need to be adjusted according to how the cron job is set-up. See Configuration on how to set-up the configuration file.

Example of the cron job:

*/30 * * * *  FEDOCAL_CONFIG=/etc/fedocal/fedocal.cfg /usr/bin/

For testing

See Development if you want to run fedocal just to test it.


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