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Steps to get Trac working on your computer from commandline

Info <!> I ommited the full path to the dir where i installed my Trac instance, so instead of reading the whole path, you'll only see ....../Work/MhzProjects/

  • Decide where you'd like to run SVN and Trac. In my case, I decided to use a dir called MhzSvn and one called MhzTrac, both under MhzProjects/. So cd to that dir

/Work $ cd MhzProjects/
  • Install Trac and say Y to install everything needed (apache, svn and some python stuff)

/Work/MhzProjects $ sudo apt-get install trac
  • Create a dir for SVN to work with Trac, then ls to see what SVN just created for you

/Work/MhzProjects $ svnadmin create MhzSvn

/Work/MhzProjects $ ls MhzSvn/
conf  dav  db  format  hooks  locks  README.txt
  • Let Trac create everything for you. I decided to call my trac MhzStuff

/Work/MhzProjects $ trac-admin MhzTrac initenv
Creating a new Trac environment at /home/Users/Rojo/mhz/Work/MhzProjects/MhzTrac

Trac will first ask a few questions about your environment
in order to initalize 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]> MhzStuff

 Please specify the absolute path to the project Subversion repository.
 Repository must be local, and trac-admin requires read+write
 permission to initialize the Trac database.

Path to repository [/var/svn/test]> ........../Work/MhzProjects/MhzSvn/

 Please enter location of Trac page templates.
 Default is the location of the site-wide templates installed with Trac.

Templates directory [/usr/share/trac/templates]>
Creating and Initializing Project
 Inserting default data
 Configuring Project
 Installing wiki pages
 /usr/share/trac/wiki-default/TracImport => TracImport
 /usr/share/trac/wiki-default/TracRss => TracRss
 /usr/share/trac/wiki-default/TracMultipleProjects => TracMultipleProjects
 /usr/share/trac/wiki-default/TracBackup => TracBackup
 /usr/share/trac/wiki-default/TracTimeline => TracTimeline
 /usr/share/trac/wiki-default/TracTickets => TracTickets
 /usr/share/trac/wiki-default/TracInstall => TracInstall
 /usr/share/trac/wiki-default/WikiRestructuredText => WikiRestructuredText
 /usr/share/trac/wiki-default/WikiPageNames => WikiPageNames
 /usr/share/trac/wiki-default/TracSyntaxColoring => TracSyntaxColoring
 /usr/share/trac/wiki-default/TracPermissions => TracPermissions
 /usr/share/trac/wiki-default/TracSupport => TracSupport
 /usr/share/trac/wiki-default/WikiHtml => WikiHtml
  /usr/share/trac/wiki-default/TracModPython => TracModPython
 /usr/share/trac/wiki-default/WikiFormatting => WikiFormatting
 /usr/share/trac/wiki-default/TracBrowser => TracBrowser
 /usr/share/trac/wiki-default/TracTicketsCustomFields => TracTicketsCustomFields
 /usr/share/trac/wiki-default/TracNotification => TracNotification
 /usr/share/trac/wiki-default/TracUnicode => TracUnicode
 /usr/share/trac/wiki-default/TracAccessibility => TracAccessibility
 /usr/share/trac/wiki-default/TracInstallPlatforms => TracInstallPlatforms
 /usr/share/trac/wiki-default/TracReports => TracReports
 /usr/share/trac/wiki-default/TracEnvironment => TracEnvironment
 /usr/share/trac/wiki-default/WikiMacros => WikiMacros
 /usr/share/trac/wiki-default/CamelCase => CamelCase
 /usr/share/trac/wiki-default/WikiProcessors => WikiProcessors
 /usr/share/trac/wiki-default/TracSearch => TracSearch
 /usr/share/trac/wiki-default/TracQuery => TracQuery
 /usr/share/trac/wiki-default/WikiStart => WikiStart
 /usr/share/trac/wiki-default/TracLogging => TracLogging
 /usr/share/trac/wiki-default/SandBox => SandBox
 /usr/share/trac/wiki-default/WikiRestructuredTextLinks => WikiRestructuredTextLinks
 /usr/share/trac/wiki-default/TracLinks => TracLinks
 /usr/share/trac/wiki-default/TracRoadmap => TracRoadmap
 /usr/share/trac/wiki-default/TracStandalone => TracStandalone
 /usr/share/trac/wiki-default/TracUpgrade => TracUpgrade
 /usr/share/trac/wiki-default/RecentChanges => RecentChanges
 /usr/share/trac/wiki-default/TracAdmin => TracAdmin
 /usr/share/trac/wiki-default/TracGuide => TracGuide
 /usr/share/trac/wiki-default/TracChangeset => TracChangeset
 /usr/share/trac/wiki-default/TitleIndex => TitleIndex
 /usr/share/trac/wiki-default/WikiNewPage => WikiNewPage
 /usr/share/trac/wiki-default/TracWiki => TracWiki
 Indexing repository

Project database for 'MhzStuff' created.

 Customize settings for your project using the command:

   trac-admin ............/Work/MhzProjects/MhzTrac

 Don't forget, you also need to copy (or symlink) "trac/cgi-bin/trac.cgi"
 to you web server's /cgi-bin/ directory, and then configure the server.

 If you're using Apache, this config example snippet might be helpful:

    Alias /trac "/wherever/you/installed/trac/htdocs/"
    <Location "/cgi-bin/trac.cgi">
        SetEnv TRAC_ENV ".........../Work/MhzProjects/MhzTrac"

    # You need something like this to authenticate users
    <Location "/cgi-bin/trac.cgi/login">
        AuthType Basic
        AuthName "MhzStuff"
        AuthUserFile /somewhere/trac.htpasswd
        Require valid-user

 The latest documentation can also always be found on the project website:


/Work/MhzProjects $
  • Let's see what Trac created for us

/Work/MhzProjects $ ls -lh MhzTrac
total 32K
drwxr-xr-x  2 mhz rojo 4.0K 2006-01-04 15:58 attachments
drwxr-xr-x  2 mhz rojo 4.0K 2006-01-04 15:58 conf
drwxr-xr-x  2 mhz rojo 4.0K 2006-01-04 15:58 db
drwxr-xr-x  2 mhz rojo 4.0K 2006-01-04 15:58 log
-rw-r--r--  1 mhz rojo   94 2006-01-04 15:58 README
drwxr-xr-x  2 mhz rojo 4.0K 2006-01-04 15:58 templates
-rw-r--r--  1 mhz rojo   27 2006-01-04 15:58 VERSION
drwxr-xr-x  2 mhz rojo 4.0K 2006-01-04 15:58 wiki-macros
  • Edit apache2.conf

/Work/MhzProjects $ sudo nano /etc/apache2/apache2.conf
  • Add these lines at the end of the file

Alias /trac "/usr/share/trac/htdocs"
    <Location "/cgi-bin/trac.cgi">
        SetEnv TRAC_ENV "........./MhzProjects/MhzTrac"
  • Re-start apache

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
  • Open your browser and visit http://localhost:8000

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