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i'm trying to setup my own nominatim server in a CentOS 7 VirtualMachine. I'm using this guide which is followed here for data import.

This line gives me trouble when trying to import data:

./utils/setup.php --osm-file <_data_file_> --all

When executing the above command, the output says "ERROR: Scripts must be run from build directory.".

Which one would be the build directory?

I tried running from nominatim root directory, utils, and data, but no luck.

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    Please avoid crosspostings. – scai Feb 21 '18 at 17:34
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Got an answer from help.openstreetmap.org.

The command was meant to be run from the "build" folder, that was it.

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    See also a bunch of Centos and SELinux issues and pull requests mentioned at e.g. github.com/openstreetmap/Nominatim/pull/937 . – SomeoneElse Feb 22 '18 at 19:19
  • Why is installing Nominatim so difficult? I still cant make it work. For each step in the installation manual there are ten missing. – Federico Alvarez Feb 23 '18 at 13:21
  • If you want to write a document explaining what's missing, I'm sure that other people would find it useful - maybe something at the level of switch2osm.org/manually-building-a-tile-server-16-04-2-lts ? – SomeoneElse Feb 25 '18 at 12:28
  • @SomeoneElse, I owe you. The page you pointed me at is absolutely perfect. Steps are correct, in order, and the overall result does work. Thank you very, very much. – Federico Alvarez Feb 26 '18 at 2:05

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