# Building website locally
To quickly get set up simply do the following
__Step 1:__ Get the website's build dependencies.
sudo apt-get install wml asciidoc
__Step 2:__ Configure where to find your tor git repository. It needs this to make the
git clone https://git.torproject.org/project/web/webwml.git
cp Makefile.local.sample Makefile.local
Note: Change the `TORGIT` in Makefile.local to point to your tor git repo.
__Step 3:__ Make the website.
You should now be able to point your browser at the locally generated site...
### Troubleshooting the build
The build fails with "Invalid object name".
If you get an error like...
---- Contents of STDERR channel: ---------
fatal: Invalid object name 'tor-0.2.6.1-alpha'.
asciidoc: FAILED: manpage document title is mandatory
No manpage because of asciidoc error or file not available from git at /tmp/wml.zwcq0q/wml.30867.tmp1.wml line 415.
This means your tor repository is out of date. Update your tor git repository.
### More detailed instructions from Roger
_Note: This section was written when website repo was still on svn, and it wasn't built automatically._
Here are the instructions I sent David Fifield when he asked about
editing the website. I hope they are useful for you too! --Roger
Copy Makefile.local.sample to Makefile.local in your webwml/ directory.
Point TORGIT to a tor git.
Then apt-get install wml and (alas) probably a shocking number of other
debs. Then you can type 'make' and it will build the website for you
locally. It's probably a smart move to see whether 'make' works before
you git commit any changes to the wml files.
You can edit docs/en/pluggable-transports.wml (and that is
the right source file to edit, not the html). But go take a
look at that file. You'll notice it has a bunch of tags like
<version-torbrowserbundle>. If you're just bumping version
numbers, you probably just want to change the definition of those tags.
They're in include/versions.wmi
(Every once in a while you may need to edit pluggable-transports.wml
too -- generally when you change the file name so drastically that just
changing the versions.wmi tags isn't enough.)
Pushes to the master branch of the git repository will cause the
website to get re-built and published. Pushing to the staging branch
will update www-staging.torproject.org.
Alas, https://www.torproject.org/dist/ isn't in version control. You
write to it by ssh'ing to dist-master.torproject.org and going to
/srv/dist-master.torproject.org/htdocs/ and then sticking your stuff
there. When you want it to go live, you run
"static-update-component dist.torproject.org" on dist-master.
Weasel has hopes that somebody will write some scripts to make maintaining
packages in dist/ less awful -- automatically check that they have
signatures and that the sigs match, that the items on the website are in
fact in dist, only allow certain people to put files in certain places,
etc. One day! :)