Manual talk:Pywikibot/PAWS

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user:Yuvipanda, at previously discussed, here is the first chunk of a walk through using PAWS. Once these very basic commands work, I should be able to construct a more detailed walk though covering most of the functionality needed for CGI type tasks. John Vandenberg (talk) 22:38, 3 December 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've verified that this works, see YuviPanda (talk) 23:49, 3 December 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The one issue was I got a fairly fun 'account does not exist on testwiki' error since I hadn't visited testwiki with my test account even once. Stacktrace at YuviPanda (talk) 23:51, 3 December 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Internal server error[edit]

It doesn't seem to matter which computer, which browser or which account I use (I made a new account since my other one was from years ago), every time I click "start server" I always get the following error:

500 : Internal Server Error

Failed to start your server. Please contact admin.

I did visit test wiki and everything so I don't know why this is happening. It's very annoying.

Nyro Fletcher (talk) 22:26, 2 April 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I get:

503: Proxy Target Missing

The upstream service is unavailable


--V111P (talk) 23:52, 1 May 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I have tried now, and it seems to be working ok for me. Maybe someone has restarted the service already.. John Vandenberg (talk) 01:11, 2 May 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I has been 404 : Not Found since yesterday. --V111P (talk) 17:01, 3 May 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I get that "404" today. Does it happen often? And last for how long? --LA2-bot (talk) 00:39, 9 September 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
My problems disappeared after I had removed web browser cookies. --LA2 (talk) 00:54, 10 September 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Unable to login for my bot account - 404 : Not Found[edit]

I can able to use PAWS for my main account(User:Info-farmer)-(example) but unable to login for my bot account(Info-farmerBot). When i click Start my server(green), 404 : Not Found error coming.(You are requesting a page that does not exist!) I tried many times.

  1. i Checked at Manage connected applications.
  2. i clear my firefox/google chrome browser cookies

Kindly, how can i get ride out of this issue? --Info-farmerBot (talk) 17:07, 3 February 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Cannot start server (error 500) again[edit]

@John Vandenberg, YuviPanda, and Legoktm: I tried to sign up to PAWS but unfortunately got the error 500 (cannot start server) again. Can one of you look into this and see if PAWS needs rebooting / other kinds of fixing? Deryck C.Meta 10:43, 28 September 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Unable to login to te.wikisource using PAWS terminal[edit]

I got the following error.

 File "/srv/paws/lib/python3.6/site-packages/requests/", line 508, in send
   raise ConnectionError(e, request=request)

requests.exceptions.ConnectionError: HTTPSConnectionPool(host='', port=443): Max retries exceeded with url: /w/api .php (Caused by NewConnectionError('<urllib3.connection.VerifiedHTTPSConnection object at 0x7fa473fdfeb8>: Failed to establish a ne w connection: [Errno -3] Temporary failure in name resolution',))

--Arjunaraocbot (talk) 04:43, 7 October 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Unable to start server[edit]

Every time I try to start my server I got the following message, is there any body who can look into the matter, it would be a great help.

500 : Internal Server Error
Failed to start your server. Please contact admin.

--- चक्रबोट (talk) 15:08, 18 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Internal Server Error: Redirect loop detected[edit]

I also get an Internal Server Error message every time I try Start My Server:

500 : Internal Server Error
Redirect loop detected.

--Albertvillanovadelmoral (talk) 11:56, 7 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Just the same issue. --Alex brollo (talk) 21:30, 8 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Detached mode / Automation[edit]

Is there a way to launch PAWS notebooks in the background or as cron jobs ? The scripts are too long to keep y browser open until the end. --Tdbot (talk) 21:55, 31 March 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Unfortunately, not at the time. I do plan to launch an extension to jupyterhub to allow just that (setup cronjob on PAWS), but I cannot give a timeline for it.
PAWS only kills your server if it is not pinged by a browser session for over one hour, so your script will have to be over one hour in execution to be affected. I also plan to configure it in a way to allow all running kernels and terminals to finish before killing, but that is not simple and I cannot give a timeline for my volunteer time on this. Chico Venancio (talk) 23:51, 31 March 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]