Installing TRAC with Apache2 and mod-python on Debian Lenny


This is based on a fresh install.

Install the necessary stuff :

`# apt-get install apache2 subversion trac

libapache2-svn will enable dav and dav_fs modules.

More stuff :

# apt-get install libapache2-mod-python

Create your directories for TRAC environments (/home/trac/), projects source files (/home/dev/) and SVN repositories (/home/svn/) :

# mkdir /home/{trac,dev,svn}

Create your first project :

`# mkdir /home/dev/project1

Create the SVN repository for the project :

# svnadmin create /home/svn/project1

Import the project into the SVN repository :

<code># svn import -m "Initial import" /home/dev/project1/ file:///home/svn/project1/
Adding         /home/dev/project1/index.php

Committed revision 1.</code>

Move your sources to a safe place, while we checkout the project :

# mv /home/dev/project1 /home/dev/project1-orig

Checkout the project :

# svn checkout file:///home/svn/project1 /home/dev/project1 A /home/dev/project1/index.php Checked out revision 1.

Make sure the project is now under revision, you should see a “.svn” directory :

# ls -lah /home/dev/project1 total 16K drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4.0K Jan 20 12:42 . drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4.0K Jan 20 12:42 .. drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 4.0K Jan 20 12:42 .svn -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 19 Jan 20 12:42 index.php

It’s now safe to delete the copy not under revision :

# rm -fr /home/dev/project1-orig/

Set up TRAC for your first project, in bold what you need to specify :

<code># trac-admin /home/trac/project1 initenv
Creating a new Trac environment at /home/trac/project1

Trac will first ask a few questions about your environment 
in order to initialize and prepare the project database.

 Please enter the name of your project.
 This name will be used in page titles and descriptions.

Project Name [My Project]> <strong>Project1</strong>
 Please specify the connection string for the database to use.
 By default, a local SQLite database is created in the environment
 directory. It is also possible to use an already existing
 PostgreSQL database (check the Trac documentation for the exact
 connection string syntax).

Database connection string [sqlite:db/trac.db]> <strong>PRESS ENTER</strong>
 Please specify the type of version control system,
 By default, it will be svn.

 If you don't want to use Trac with version control integration,
 choose the default here and don't specify a repository directory.
 in the next question.

Repository type [svn]> <strong>svn</strong>

 Please specify the absolute path to the version control
 repository, or leave it blank to use Trac without a repository.
 You can also set the repository location later.

Path to repository [/path/to/repos]> <strong>/home/svn/project1</strong>

Creating and Initializing Project
 Installing default wiki pages
 TracSyntaxColoring imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/TracSyntaxColoring
 TracChangeset imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/TracChangeset
 TracWiki imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/TracWiki
 WikiHtml imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/WikiHtml
 TracRevisionLog imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/TracRevisionLog
 TracFastCgi imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/TracFastCgi
 TracTicketsCustomFields imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/TracTicketsCustomFields
 SandBox imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/SandBox
 WikiMacros imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/WikiMacros
 TracUpgrade imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/TracUpgrade
 TracBackup imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/TracBackup
 TracAccessibility imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/TracAccessibility
 RecentChanges imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/RecentChanges
 WikiDeletePage imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/WikiDeletePage
 TracNavigation imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/TracNavigation
 TracImport imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/TracImport
 TracModPython imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/TracModPython
 TracEnvironment imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/TracEnvironment
 TracBrowser imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/TracBrowser
 WikiFormatting imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/WikiFormatting
 TracPlugins imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/TracPlugins
 WikiPageNames imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/WikiPageNames
 TracNotification imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/TracNotification
 TracInstall imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/TracInstall
 TracIni imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/TracIni
 TracAdmin imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/TracAdmin
 TracRss imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/TracRss
 TracLogging imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/TracLogging
 TracGuide imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/TracGuide
 WikiStart imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/WikiStart
 TracQuery imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/TracQuery
 WikiNewPage imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/WikiNewPage
 CamelCase imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/CamelCase
 TracRoadmap imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/TracRoadmap
 TracLinks imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/TracLinks
 TracStandalone imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/TracStandalone
 TracInterfaceCustomization imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/TracInterfaceCustomization
 TracUnicode imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/TracUnicode
 InterMapTxt imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/InterMapTxt
 TracPermissions imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/TracPermissions
 TitleIndex imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/TitleIndex
 WikiProcessors imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/WikiProcessors
 InterWiki imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/InterWiki
 TracCgi imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/TracCgi
 TracTimeline imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/TracTimeline
 InterTrac imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/InterTrac
 PageTemplates imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/PageTemplates
 TracTickets imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/TracTickets
 TracSupport imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/TracSupport
 TracWorkflow imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/TracWorkflow
 TracSearch imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/TracSearch
 TracFineGrainedPermissions imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/TracFineGrainedPermissions
 WikiRestructuredTextLinks imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/WikiRestructuredTextLinks
 TracReports imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/TracReports
 WikiRestructuredText imported from /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/trac/wiki/default-pages/WikiRestructuredText
 Indexing repository
Project environment for 'Project1' created.

You may now configure the environment by editing the file:


If you'd like to take this new project environment for a test drive,
try running the Trac standalone web server `tracd`:

  tracd --port 8000 /home/trac/project1

Then point your browser to http://localhost:8000/project1.
There you can also browse the documentation for your installed
version of Trac, including information on further setup (such as
deploying Trac to a real web server).

The latest documentation can also always be found on the project


The configuration is stored under /home/trac/project1/conf/trac.ini.

Create the password files for web authentication :

# htpasswd -c /etc/apache2/passwd-trac yourusername

Set up Apache :

# cp /etc/apache2/sites-available/default /etc/apache2/sites-available/projects

<code># vim /etc/apache2/sites-available/projects

    DocumentRoot /var/www/

        Order allow,deny
        Allow from all

    ### TRAC Root : http://server/trac or http://server/trac/

        # Rewrite ./trac to ./trac/
        RewriteEngine on
        RewriteRule ^(.*)/trac$ $1/ [NC]

        SetHandler mod_python
        PythonHandler trac.web.modpython_frontend
        PythonInterpreter main
        PythonOption TracEnvParentDir /home/trac
        PythonOption TracUriRoot /trac/
        SetEnv PYTHON_EGG_CACHE /tmp

    ### TRAC Login : http://server/trac/*/login
        AuthType Basic
        AuthName "TRAC Login"
        AuthUserFile /etc/apache2/passwd-trac
        Require valid-user

    ### SVN repository : http://server/svn
        DAV svn
        SVNParentPath /home/svn
        SVNListParentPath on

        AuthType Basic
        AuthName "SVN Repository"
        AuthUserFile /etc/apache2/passwd-trac
        Require valid-user

Enable rewrite module :

# a2enmod rewrite Enabling module rewrite. Run '/etc/init.d/apache2 restart' to activate new configuration!

Disable the default website :

# a2dissite default Site default disabled. Run '/etc/init.d/apache2 reload' to activate new configuration!

Enable the newly configured website :

# a2ensite projects Enabling site projects. Run '/etc/init.d/apache2 reload' to activate new configuration!

Restart Apache :

# /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Make sure Apache can read and write TRAC configuration files. This is a basic working example but you may want to do something more elaborate involving Set-GID or POSIX ACL.

# chown -R www-data. /home/trac

Now go to http://server/trac, it should rewrite the URL to http://server/trac/ and display a list of available projects.


Please let me know if it works for you. Thanks.

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