Want a local backup of Whonix wiki contents?

Public for a long time, yet seemingly not found by anyone.

mediawiki markup:

mediawiki xml:

git clone
it. Fork it on github. Ideally keep it current.

Test our instructions for replicating whonix.org.

Help creating a Whonix backup script:

We are also currently trying to figure out offline documentation.

A lot to do. A lot opportunities to contribute.

Patrick started developing Whonix, the Anonymous Operating System in 2012, when quickly others joined efforts. He collected experiences working pseudonymous on Whonix for two years, enjoys collaboratively working on privacy preserving software.

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  1. Working on this now to unblock @Ego working on:

    I was not able to create a simple /var/www/index.html either. Seems like Debian now set the default apache www folder to /var/www/html. So instead of using /var/www as the broken guide suggests, please try using /var/www/html.

    I am not sure yet how to update the instructions. Either changing the apache setting to point to /var/www instead so it would be closer to our whonix.org server setup or to change the instructions to /var/www/html so we don’t have to edit another file.

  2. Good day,

    tried it now multiple times. By using /var/www/html instead of just /var/www, I’m able to get up to the step, where I’m supposed to run “sudo -u www-data php /var/www/html/wiki/maintenance/update.php --quick”. However, when doing that, I receive the following warning:

    PHP Warning:  require_once(/var/www/html/w/extensions/Widgets/Widgets.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /var/www/html/w/LocalSettings.php on line 409
    PHP Fatal error:  require_once(): Failed opening required '/var/www/html/w/extensions/Widgets/Widgets.php' (include_path='/var/www/html/w/extensions/OpenID:.:/usr/share/php:/usr/share/pear') in /var/www/html/w/LocalSettings.php on line 409

    Do you have any idea where the problem may lie?

    Have a nice day,


  3. Good day,

    ok, I’ll try that once more. Having a local copy to experiment with will definetly be benifical, for the simple reason of beeing able to try out new styles, etc.

    Have a nice day,


  4. Good day,

    Sadly not. On nothing for that matter. I am currently a bit occupied by a few rather important tests I have to focus on. Regarding the backup, if I recall correctly, I sufferd under the same error again. I didn’t want to ask a fourth time then, as this seems to be both, a problem not necessarily easy to fix, but also not so severe that I could justify wasting to much of your time on it, as like said before, I currently have little time to really find a reason behind the behaviour.

    Luckily, soon the “testing season” is behind me, so I may look into this, as well as a few other projects, again with the necessary focus.

    Have a nice day,


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