Installing Flatisfy using Docker
Dockerfile is available for rapid testing. It is still really hacky
and should not be used in production.
1. First, build the docker image:
cd docker docker build -t phyks/flatisfy .
2. Then, create some folder to store your Flatisfy data in a permanent way (it will be mount as a Docker volume in next steps), and initialize an empty config:
mkdir flatisfy cd flatisfy FLATISFY_VOLUME=$(pwd) docker run --rm -it -e LOCAL_USER_ID=`id -u` -v $FLATISFY_VOLUME:/flatisfy phyks/flatisfy sh -c "cd /home/user/app && python -m flatisfy init-config > /flatisfy/config.json"
3. Then, edit the generated
$FLATISFY_VOLUME/config.json file according to your needs. See
0.getting_started.md for more infos on the
configuration file format. You will have to define your constraints (at
least postal codes, house type and type of post), set
/flatisfy and set
0.0.0.0 to make the web UI accessible from
outside the Docker container. The rest is up to you.
4. Finally, run the docker image to fetch flats and serve the web UI:
docker run -it -e LOCAL_USER_ID=`id -u` -v $FLATISFY_VOLUME:/flatisfy -p 8080:8080 phyks/flatisfy
Your Flatisfy instance is now available at
To fetch new housing posts, you should manually call
docker run --rm -it -e LOCAL_USER_ID=`id -u` -v $FLATISFY_VOLUME:/flatisfy phyks/flatisfy /home/user/fetch.sh
This can be done easily in a crontask on your host system, to run it typically every night.