Wallabag is a “read it later” program for saving websites. An appealing thing about Wallabag is that you can host the “bag” of saved websites yourself. To try it out I am using a Docker container on a Raspberry Pi 3.

Wallabag has a prebuilt Docker image, but that is not made for the architecture of the Raspberry Pi 3. Fortunately, Wallabag also shares the Dockerfile used to make the image on GitHub. Only a few steps are necesarry to build the image yourself.

The Wallabag image uses the “official” Docker Linux distribution Alpine Linux. Download the Alpine image for the Raspberry Pi:

docker pull arm64v8/alpine

Clone the repository with the Wallabag Dockerfile:

git clone https://github.com/wallabag/docker.git

Edit Dockerfile in the repository and change the first line from FROM alpine:edge to FROM arm64v8/alpine.

Build the Docker image by executing this command in the cloned repository:

docker build -t wallabag .

Finally, create a container for this custom Wallabag image. I want to access Wallabag on port 8766 on the host and use storage on the host as well.

docker create --name wb \
	-v /home/robert/docker/wallabag/data:/var/www/wallabag/data \
	-v /home/robert/docker/wallabag/images:/var/www/wallabag/web/assets/images \
	-p 8766:80 wallabag

Here I am using the default SQLite backend. Other containers can be used as well – good instructions are available on the README in the Wallabag repository.

The container can be started by running docker start wb.