Trac on Etch
"Trac (http://trac.edgewall.org/) is an enhanced wiki and issue tracking system for software development projects."
We have used it on and off for various small projects, and are given it another try as groupware, since gforge (http://gforge.org/) seemed to be good in a lot of areas, but not necessarily the ones we needed.
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Basic Trac Install
As of this writing (2006-10-26) the current release is 0.10, which is available in sid/unstable but not etch/testing. As a lot of the plugins that I needed need 0.09 or higher, I went for it.
Edit /etc/apt/sources.list to add unstable
Edit create /etc/apt/preferences to set pin priorities (alternatively you can pin to the trac version number; I just went this way because it will work if I need other packages from unstable)
Update and install
apt-get update apt-get -t unstable install trac
The /usr/share/doc/trac/README.Debian file is quite complete, although it doesn't have a full example of the apache configs. As the plugins were a bigger challenge, I'll come back to this later.
Trac for Debian --------------- This package, which was created initially by Jonas Borgstrom, has been updated for Debian unstable by Jesus Climent <firstname.lastname@example.org> on July the 22nd. Trac Installation Guide ======================= The Trac web-based project management tool is implemented as a server side cgi-program. Trac is written in the Python programming language and uses SQLite as an embedded database. For HTML rendering, Trac uses the Clearsilver template system. Creating a Project Environment ------------------------------ Trac Environment is the backend storage format where Trac stores information like wiki pages, tickets, reports, settings, etc. A Trac environment consists of a directory containing a SQLite database, human-readable configuration file, log-files and attachments. Before creating a Trac environment, you need to have a Subversion repository. This can be made with: $ mkdir /path/to/repos $ svnadmin create /path/to/repos A new Trac environment is created with trac-admin: $ trac-admin /path/to/projectenv initenv NOTE: The web server user needs write permission to the environment directory and all the files inside. After creating the environment you would need to execute "chown -R www-data /path/to/projectenv" if trac-admin was executed as another user. trac-admin will ask you where your subversion repository is located and where it can find the trac templates directory (the default value should be fine). Configuring Apache ------------------ Copy (or symlink) "trac/cgi-bin/trac.cgi" to your web server's /cgi-bin/ directory. You can also configure apache to use the "trac/cgi-bin/" directory directly if you like, it's a matter of taste. Finally edit the apache config and add this config snippet, with filenams edited to match your installation: Alias /trac/ "/usr/share/trac/htdocs/" #or where you installed the trac docs #You have to allow people to read the files in htdocs <Directory "/usr/share/trac/htdocs/"> Options Indexes MultiViews AllowOverride None Order allow,deny Allow from all </Directory> # Trac need to know where the database is located <Location "/cgi-bin/trac.cgi"> SetEnv TRAC_ENV "/path/to/projectenv" </Location> # You need this to allow users to authenticate # trac.htpasswd can be created with # cmd 'htpasswd -c trac.htpasswd' (UNIX) # do 'man htpasswd' to see all the options <Location "/cgi-bin/trac.cgi/login"> AuthType Basic AuthName "trac" AuthUserFile /somewhere/trac.htpasswd Require valid-user </location> Note: When creating a new environment, trac-admin will print a config snippet customized for your project. Using Trac ---------- You should now have a working Trac installation at: http://<yourhostname>/cgi-bin/trac.cgi There you should be able to browse your subversion repository, create tickets, view the timeline etc. Keep in mind that anonymous users (not logged in) can only access a restricted subset of all Trac features. Please read TracPermissions (in the wiki) to learn how to grant additional privileges to authenticated users. For further user-documentation, see TracGuide. Enjoy! /The Trac Team Please also consider joining the mailing list at <http://lists.edgewall.com/mailman/listinfo/trac/>. Visit the Trac open source project at <http://trac.edgewall.com/> Jonas Borgstrom <email@example.com>, Sat, 22 May 2004 20:49:22 +0200
- Logging is turned off by default. To enable it... http://trac.edgewall.org/wiki/TracLogging
- In Debian mod_python it does not need to be loaded http://firstname.lastname@example.org/msg00926.html
- General Instructions for Trac Plugins (http://trac.edgewall.org/wiki/TracPlugins) (may not work for some of the older ones)