Installing Kobotoolbox in My Server - Issues with the symlink

First:

  • cd kobo-docker

Then the remainder of your steps:

  • git clone
  • ln -s
  • docker-compose pull
    Regards,
    Jake
···

On Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 8:57:04 AM UTC-4, molo...@gmail.com wrote:

Dear All,

I am trying to install Kobo toolbox using https://github.com/kobotoolbox/kobo-docker. I’m stuck when I try to run docker-compose pull yet I’ve created a symlink of docker.compose.server.yml. Below are the commands I used.

The error I’m getting from the terminal, after running docker-compose pull is

ERROR:
Can’t find a suitable configuration file in this directory or any
parent. Are you in the right directory?

    Supported filenames: docker-compose.yml, docker-compose.yaml.

Any help would be highly appreciated.

Hi Jake, I have known the error I made. Thanks

···

On Saturday, 24 June 2017 18:00:09 UTC+3, jpstaub wrote:

First:

  • cd kobo-docker

Then the remainder of your steps:

  • git clone
  • ln -s
  • docker-compose pull
    Regards,
    Jake

On Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 8:57:04 AM UTC-4, molo...@gmail.com wrote:

Dear All,

I am trying to install Kobo toolbox using https://github.com/kobotoolbox/kobo-docker. I’m stuck when I try to run docker-compose pull yet I’ve created a symlink of docker.compose.server.yml. Below are the commands I used.

The error I’m getting from the terminal, after running docker-compose pull is

ERROR:
Can’t find a suitable configuration file in this directory or any
parent. Are you in the right directory?

    Supported filenames: docker-compose.yml, docker-compose.yaml.

Any help would be highly appreciated.

Molo,

Can you please share the error you made and what you did to resolve it? I am getting the same error and need help to resolve mine.

Thanks,

Joe

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On Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 2:01:17 AM UTC-4, molo...@gmail.com wrote:

Hi Jake, I have known the error I made. Thanks

On Saturday, 24 June 2017 18:00:09 UTC+3, jpstaub wrote:

First:

  • cd kobo-docker

Then the remainder of your steps:

  • git clone
  • ln -s
  • docker-compose pull
    Regards,
    Jake

On Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 8:57:04 AM UTC-4, molo...@gmail.com wrote:

Dear All,

I am trying to install Kobo toolbox using https://github.com/kobotoolbox/kobo-docker. I’m stuck when I try to run docker-compose pull yet I’ve created a symlink of docker.compose.server.yml. Below are the commands I used.

The error I’m getting from the terminal, after running docker-compose pull is

ERROR:
Can’t find a suitable configuration file in this directory or any
parent. Are you in the right directory?

    Supported filenames: docker-compose.yml, docker-compose.yaml.

Any help would be highly appreciated.

Hi Joe,

Mine was a typing error. Cross check the commands you are running.

···

On Wednesday, 19 July 2017 23:56:18 UTC+3, gon...@gmail.com wrote:

Molo,

Can you please share the error you made and what you did to resolve it? I am getting the same error and need help to resolve mine.

Thanks,

Joe

On Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 2:01:17 AM UTC-4, molo...@gmail.com wrote:

Hi Jake, I have known the error I made. Thanks

On Saturday, 24 June 2017 18:00:09 UTC+3, jpstaub wrote:

First:

  • cd kobo-docker

Then the remainder of your steps:

  • git clone
  • ln -s
  • docker-compose pull
    Regards,
    Jake

On Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 8:57:04 AM UTC-4, molo...@gmail.com wrote:

Dear All,

I am trying to install Kobo toolbox using https://github.com/kobotoolbox/kobo-docker. I’m stuck when I try to run docker-compose pull yet I’ve created a symlink of docker.compose.server.yml. Below are the commands I used.

The error I’m getting from the terminal, after running docker-compose pull is

ERROR:
Can’t find a suitable configuration file in this directory or any
parent. Are you in the right directory?

    Supported filenames: docker-compose.yml, docker-compose.yaml.

Any help would be highly appreciated.

Thanks for your reply. I did resolve mine through the kind gesture of Jake from Ripcord Engineering, he was incredible and was able to fix my issue and got me up and running within couple of hours. Thanks Jake for your help!

George

···

On Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 2:21:46 AM UTC-4, Matic wrote:

Hi Joe,

Mine was a typing error. Cross check the commands you are running.

On Wednesday, 19 July 2017 23:56:18 UTC+3, gon...@gmail.com wrote:

Molo,

Can you please share the error you made and what you did to resolve it? I am getting the same error and need help to resolve mine.

Thanks,

Joe

On Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 2:01:17 AM UTC-4, molo...@gmail.com wrote:

Hi Jake, I have known the error I made. Thanks

On Saturday, 24 June 2017 18:00:09 UTC+3, jpstaub wrote:

First:

  • cd kobo-docker

Then the remainder of your steps:

  • git clone
  • ln -s
  • docker-compose pull
    Regards,
    Jake

On Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 8:57:04 AM UTC-4, molo...@gmail.com wrote:

Dear All,

I am trying to install Kobo toolbox using https://github.com/kobotoolbox/kobo-docker. I’m stuck when I try to run docker-compose pull yet I’ve created a symlink of docker.compose.server.yml. Below are the commands I used.

The error I’m getting from the terminal, after running docker-compose pull is

ERROR:
Can’t find a suitable configuration file in this directory or any
parent. Are you in the right directory?

    Supported filenames: docker-compose.yml, docker-compose.yaml.

Any help would be highly appreciated.

Hi,

I am newbie. I encountered the same problem. The error I’m getting from the terminal, after running docker-compose pull is

ERROR:
Can’t find a suitable configuration file in this directory or any
parent. Are you in the right directory?

    Supported filenames: docker-compose.yml, docker-compose.yaml.

How was it fixed?

Is there anyone in Auckland, New Zealand that can help me install kobotoolbox on server?

Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.

Regards,

Liz

···

On Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 3:00:09 AM UTC+12, jpstaub wrote:

First:

  • cd kobo-docker

Then the remainder of your steps:

  • git clone
  • ln -s
  • docker-compose pull
    Regards,
    Jake

On Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 8:57:04 AM UTC-4, molo...@gmail.com wrote:

Dear All,

I am trying to install Kobo toolbox using https://github.com/kobotoolbox/kobo-docker. I’m stuck when I try to run docker-compose pull yet I’ve created a symlink of docker.compose.server.yml. Below are the commands I used.

The error I’m getting from the terminal, after running docker-compose pull is

ERROR:
Can’t find a suitable configuration file in this directory or any
parent. Are you in the right directory?

    Supported filenames: docker-compose.yml, docker-compose.yaml.

Any help would be highly appreciated.

Hello Liz,

Since you’re a newbie, click here to read about deploying Kobo Toolbox. The first time I deployed Kobo Toolbox to an on-site server I was a newbie so it can be done if you’re willing to put in the time and effort. The one bit that’s absolutely critical is proving that your network configuration is correct. After that, it’s all downhill from there.

Regarding the error you’re encountering: the ERROR is telling you that you must run, “docker-compose pull”, in the same directory where the, “docker-compose.yml”, file is located.

Regarding deployment: depending on your use case it may be better to deploy Kobo Toolbox on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Sydney has availability zones so performance should be good presuming there’s good web connectivity between Auckland and Sydney.

Regards,

Jake

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On Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 7:07:43 AM UTC-4, Elizabeth Baptista wrote:

Hi,

I am newbie. I encountered the same problem. The error I’m getting from the terminal, after running docker-compose pull is

ERROR:
Can’t find a suitable configuration file in this directory or any
parent. Are you in the right directory?

    Supported filenames: docker-compose.yml, docker-compose.yaml.

How was it fixed?

Is there anyone in Auckland, New Zealand that can help me install kobotoolbox on server?

Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.

Regards,

Liz

On Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 3:00:09 AM UTC+12, jpstaub wrote:

First:

  • cd kobo-docker

Then the remainder of your steps:

  • git clone
  • ln -s
  • docker-compose pull
    Regards,
    Jake

On Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 8:57:04 AM UTC-4, molo...@gmail.com wrote:

Dear All,

I am trying to install Kobo toolbox using https://github.com/kobotoolbox/kobo-docker. I’m stuck when I try to run docker-compose pull yet I’ve created a symlink of docker.compose.server.yml. Below are the commands I used.

The error I’m getting from the terminal, after running docker-compose pull is

ERROR:
Can’t find a suitable configuration file in this directory or any
parent. Are you in the right directory?

    Supported filenames: docker-compose.yml, docker-compose.yaml.

Any help would be highly appreciated.

Thanks Jake, I appreciate it.

Regards,

Liz

···

On Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 3:00:09 AM UTC+12, jpstaub wrote:

First:

  • cd kobo-docker

Then the remainder of your steps:

  • git clone
  • ln -s
  • docker-compose pull
    Regards,
    Jake

On Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 8:57:04 AM UTC-4, molo...@gmail.com wrote:

Dear All,

I am trying to install Kobo toolbox using https://github.com/kobotoolbox/kobo-docker. I’m stuck when I try to run docker-compose pull yet I’ve created a symlink of docker.compose.server.yml. Below are the commands I used.

The error I’m getting from the terminal, after running docker-compose pull is

ERROR:
Can’t find a suitable configuration file in this directory or any
parent. Are you in the right directory?

    Supported filenames: docker-compose.yml, docker-compose.yaml.

Any help would be highly appreciated.

Hi Jake,

I installed kobotoolbox on my mac laptop. All codes executed without any errors. I think all the containers are running because the status said ‘up’ when I run docker-compose ps. However, when I browse http://172.17.0.1: 8000, it says The connection has timed out. The server at 172.17.0.1 is taking too long to respond. Below is my envfile.local.txt file. Did I miss any steps.

Grateful for your help.

Regards,

Liz

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#######################

Mandatory variables

#######################

The address where your KoBo Toolbox instance can be reached; generally the IP address of your computer.

DO NOT use “localhost” or “127.0.0.1” or containers will not be able to communicate with each other.

NOTE: If you are not connected to a network or don’t intend to permit access

from other devices on your network, use the IP address of Docker’s network

interface. This can usually be obtained e.g with the following command:

docker-compose run --rm kpi /sbin/ip route|awk ‘/default/ { print $3 }’

HOST_ADDRESS= 172.17.0.1

See “api key” here: https://github.com/kobotoolbox/enketo-express/tree/master/config#linked-form-and-data-server

ENKETO_API_TOKEN= enketorules

Canonically a 50-character random string. For Django 1.8.13, see https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.8/ref/settings/#secret-key and https://github.com/django/django/blob/4022b2c306e88a4ab7f80507e736ce7ac7d01186/django/core/management/commands/startproject.py#L29-L31.

To generate a secret key in the same way as django-admin startproject you can run:

docker-compose run --rm kpi python -c ‘from django.utils.crypto import get_random_string; print(get_random_string(50, “abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789!@#$%^&*(-_=+)”))’

DJANGO_SECRET_KEY= 7+2s@4)0fsi2b63bb4ehl9r))mbx5v)+uwzkj0+mrfr%$qwd*0

The initial superuser’s username.

KOBO_SUPERUSER_USERNAME= admin

The initial superuser’s password.

KOBO_SUPERUSER_PASSWORD= xyzyehs

The e-mail address where your users can contact you.

KOBO_SUPPORT_EMAIL= lizba...@gmail.com

NOTE: Any changes to the public ports must also be reflected in the ports directives for the nginx container in docker-compose.local.yml.

KPI_PUBLIC_PORT=8000
KOBOCAT_PUBLIC_PORT=8001
ENKETO_EXPRESS_PUBLIC_PORT=8005

######################

Optional variables

######################

For help customizing backup schedules, use a cron schedule generator (e.g.

crontab.guru). To enable a backup, uncomment the relevant schedule.

Default KoBoCAT media backup schedule is weekly at 12:00 AM UTC on Sunday.

#KOBOCAT_MEDIA_BACKUP_SCHEDULE=0 0 * * 0

Default MongoDB backup schedule is weekly at 01:00 AM UTC on Sunday.

#MONGO_BACKUP_SCHEDULE=0 1 * * 0

Default Postgres backup schedule is weekly at 02:00 AM UTC on Sunday.

#POSTGRES_BACKUP_SCHEDULE=0 2 * * 0

On Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 3:00:09 AM UTC+12, jpstaub wrote:

First:

  • cd kobo-docker

Then the remainder of your steps:

  • git clone
  • ln -s
  • docker-compose pull
    Regards,
    Jake

On Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 8:57:04 AM UTC-4, molo...@gmail.com wrote:

Dear All,

I am trying to install Kobo toolbox using https://github.com/kobotoolbox/kobo-docker. I’m stuck when I try to run docker-compose pull yet I’ve created a symlink of docker.compose.server.yml. Below are the commands I used.

The error I’m getting from the terminal, after running docker-compose pull is

ERROR:
Can’t find a suitable configuration file in this directory or any
parent. Are you in the right directory?

    Supported filenames: docker-compose.yml, docker-compose.yaml.

Any help would be highly appreciated.

Hello Liz,

The odds are good that you have a network related problem. Click here, see Network Setup and Troubleshooting >> Basic troubleshooting.

The last two people I helped deploy Kobo also had network related problems which burned up an enormous amount of time. In the end, both deployments, which required web access, wound up on AWS in order to function correctly since local network problems could not be resolved.

Regards,

Jake

Thanks again Jake, I appreciate it.

···

On Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 3:00:09 AM UTC+12, jpstaub wrote:

First:

  • cd kobo-docker

Then the remainder of your steps:

  • git clone
  • ln -s
  • docker-compose pull
    Regards,
    Jake

On Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 8:57:04 AM UTC-4, molo...@gmail.com wrote:

Dear All,

I am trying to install Kobo toolbox using https://github.com/kobotoolbox/kobo-docker. I’m stuck when I try to run docker-compose pull yet I’ve created a symlink of docker.compose.server.yml. Below are the commands I used.

The error I’m getting from the terminal, after running docker-compose pull is

ERROR:
Can’t find a suitable configuration file in this directory or any
parent. Are you in the right directory?

    Supported filenames: docker-compose.yml, docker-compose.yaml.

Any help would be highly appreciated.

Dear all,

Good morning ,
I hope this find you very well. I want to collect data offline from android or tablets to a computer in order to analyse it and see the errors for each enumerators and then they will correct it before sending it in a server. It will help also to secure the data. How can i do it? Do we have an application who can help to open the kobo file copied on the tablets in order to view the data?

I need your help. Your prompt attention to this message will be very appreciated.

Thanks

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2018-06-06 12:33 GMT+01:00 jpstaub jpst...@gmail.com:

Hello Liz,

The odds are good that you have a network related problem. Click here, see Network Setup and Troubleshooting >> Basic troubleshooting.

The last two people I helped deploy Kobo also had network related problems which burned up an enormous amount of time. In the end, both deployments, which required web access, wound up on AWS in order to function correctly since local network problems could not be resolved.

Regards,

Jake

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