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Hi, if I would want to get a first impression and run this locally with minimum effort (an knowledge), I should follow this guide, right? I tried, but I am not really successful :-(

$ flaskbb --config flaskbb.cfg run
 * Environment: production
   WARNING: Do not use the development server in a production environment.
   Use a production WSGI server instead.
 * Debug mode: off
 * Running on (Press CTRL+C to quit)
.../flaskbbENV/lib/python3.5/site-packages/flask/sessions.py:208: UserWarning: "http://localhost" is not a valid cookie domain, it must contain a ".". Add an entry to your hosts file, for example "http://localhost.localdomain", and use that instead.
  ' "{rv}.localdomain", and use that instead.'.format(rv=rv) - - [16/Sep/2019 09:58:51] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 404 - - - [16/Sep/2019 09:59:28] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 404 - - - [16/Sep/2019 09:59:28] "GET /favicon.ico HTTP/1.1" 404 - - - [16/Sep/2019 09:59:28] "GET /favicon.ico HTTP/1.1" 404 - - - [16/Sep/2019 09:59:50] "GET /auth/login HTTP/1.1" 404 -

When I call localhost:5000 or, I get a broken 404 page with some menu links like register and login, but all the links are broken and the URL look wrong (http://http//localhost:5000//).

I think I have failed to enter a valid "Server Name" when creating the flaskbb.cfg, but I don't know what I should put there to make it work. I don't know much (as anyone reading this will have guessed), but I have played around successfully with django locally and the development server was always my good friend, because I didn't have to manage nginx and such...

Sorry for such a noob question, I hope someone could still point me in the right direction. Thanks!

Posts: 2

Never mind. Some more try and error solved it.

I case any other noob stumbles upon this, here is what needs to be entered at step "flaskbb makeconfig":

Server Name:
redis: n

everything else can be left blank to leave the default value.