Updating Kiwix and Zim File on Raspberry Pi Offline Wikipedia Kiosk

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Download Kiwix Server


Download Kiwix Content (Zim File)


Login to Raspberry Pi (use your kiosk’s hostname, username and password)
ssh pi@raspberrypi.local
Disable OverlayFS (disable read-only system)
sudo raspi-config

Advanced Options > Overlay FS

Send Kiwix Server and Zim File to Raspberry Pi (run on local computer)
scp ~/Downloads/kiwix-tools_linux-armhf*.tar.gz pi@raspberrypi.local:~/
scp ~/Downloads/*.zim pi@raspberrypi.local:~/
Stop Kiwix Server
sudo systemctl stop kiwix
Open Kiwix Service Configuration
sudo nano /etc/systemd/system/kiwix.service

Update the zim filename. Control-o to save. Control-x to exit.

Move Zim File to Directory
sudo mv wikipedia*.zim /var/local/
Change zim file user/group to pi
sudo chown pi:pi /var/local/wikipedia*.zim
Decompress Kiwix Server
tar -zxvf kiwix-tools_linux-armhf*.tar.gz
Move Binaries to Executable Directory
sudo mv kiwix-tools_linux-armhf-*/* /usr/local/bin/
Reload systemd Manager Configuration
sudo systemctl daemon-reload
Start Kiwix Service
sudo systemctl start kiwix
Check Status of Kiwix Service
sudo systemctl status kiwix

Re-enable OverlayFS using instructions above and reboot Raspberry Pi.

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