your Pywikibot looks outdated. Either setup a user-config.py like the sample here [1] or update your Pywikibot; never Version does not require it but it is recommended.


[1] https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/plugins/gitiles/pywikibot/core/+/15ca230277dcb55526e345ff0692eda0e777bff7/user-config.py.sample

Am 27.06.2021 um 20:58 schrieb ישראל קלר <yisrael.keller@gmail.com>:

Hello, I wrote "import pywikibot", and that was the result. What to do?

Traceback (most recent call last):

  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>

  File "C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python37\lib\pywikibot\__init__.py", line 26, in <module>

    from pywikibot.bot import (

  File "C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python37\lib\pywikibot\bot.py", line 106, in <module>

    from pywikibot import config2 as config

  File "C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python37\lib\pywikibot\config2.py", line 383, in <module>

    base_dir = get_base_dir()

  File "C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python37\lib\pywikibot\config2.py", line 375, in get_base_dir

    raise RuntimeError(exc_text)

RuntimeError: No user-config.py found in directory 'C:\\Users\\user'.

  Please check that user-config.py is stored in the correct location.

  Directory where user-config.py is searched is determined as follows:


    Return the directory in which user-specific information is stored.


    This is determined in the following order:

     1.  If the script was called with a -dir: argument, use the directory

         provided in this argument.

     2.  If the user has a PYWIKIBOT_DIR environment variable, use the value

         of it.

     3.  If user-config is present in current directory, use the current


     4.  If user-config is present in pwb.py directory, use that directory

     5.  Use (and if necessary create) a 'pywikibot' folder under

         'Application Data' or 'AppData\Roaming' (Windows) or

         '.pywikibot' directory (Unix and similar) under the user's home



    Set PYWIKIBOT_NO_USER_CONFIG=1 to disable loading user-config.py or

    install pywikibot as a site-package.


    @param test_directory: Assume that a user config file exists in this

        directory. Used to test whether placing a user config file in this

        directory will cause it to be selected as the base directory.

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