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     1= Upgrade Instructions
     6== Instructions
     8Typically, there are seven steps involved in upgrading to a newer version of Trac:
     10=== 1. Bring your server off-line
     12It is not a good idea to update a running server: the server processes may have parts of the current packages cached in memory, and updating the code will likely trigger [#ZipImportError internal errors].
     14Although a database backup will be implicitly created by default when upgrading the environment, it is always a good idea to perform a full backup of the environment using the [TracBackup hotcopy] command before beginning.
     16=== 2. Update the Trac Code #UpdatetheTracCode
     18Get the new version as described in TracInstall, or through your operating system package manager.
     20If you already an earlier version of Trac installed via `easy_install`, it might be easiest to also use `easy_install` to upgrade your Trac installation:
     23easy_install --upgrade Trac
     26You may also want to remove the pre-existing Trac code by deleting the `trac` directory from the Python `lib/site-packages` directory, or remove Trac `.egg` files from former versions.
     27The location of the site-packages directory depends on the operating system and the location in which Python was installed. However, the following locations are typical:
     28 * on Linux: `/usr/lib/python2.X/site-packages`
     29 * on Windows: `C:\Python2.X\lib\site-packages`
     30 * on MacOSX: `/Library/Python/2.X/site-packages`
     32You may also want to remove the directory in which your static resources are [TracInstall#cgi-bin deployed]. The exact location depends on your platform. This cleanup is not mandatory, but makes it easier to troubleshoot issues later on, as your installation is uncluttered by code or templates from a previous release that is not used anymore. As usual, make a backup before actually removing things.
     34=== 3. Upgrade the Trac Environment #UpgradetheTracEnvironment
     36Environment upgrades are not necessary for minor version releases unless otherwise noted.
     38After restarting, Trac should show the instances which need a manual upgrade via the automated upgrade scripts to ease the pain. These scripts are run via [TracAdmin trac-admin]:
     40trac-admin /path/to/projenv upgrade
     43This command will not have any effect if the environment is already up-to-date.
     45Note that a backup of your database will be performed automatically prior to the upgrade. The backup will be saved in the location specified by `[trac]` `backup_dir`.
     47=== 4. Update the Trac Documentation === #UpdatetheTracDocumentation
     49By default, every [TracEnvironment Trac environment] includes a copy of the Trac documentation for the installed version. However, to keep the included documentation in sync with the installed version of Trac, use the following [TracAdmin trac-admin] command to upgrade the documentation:
     51trac-admin /path/to/projenv wiki upgrade
     54Note that this procedure will leave your `WikiStart` page intact.
     56=== 5. Refresh static resources
     58If you have configured your web server to serve static resources directly (accessed using the `/chrome/` URL) then you will need to refresh them using the [TracInstall#MappingStaticResources same command]:
     60trac-admin /path/to/env deploy /deploy/path
     63This will extract static resources and CGI scripts (`trac.wsgi`, etc) from the new Trac version and plugins into `/deploy/path`.
     65{{{#!div style="border: 1pt dotted; margin: 1em"
     66**Note:** Some web browsers (IE, Opera) cache CSS and Javascript files, so you should instruct your users to manually erase the contents of their browser's cache. A forced refreshed (SHIFT + <F5>) should be enough.
     68Remove above note once #9936 is fixed.
     72=== 6. Steps specific to a given Trac version
     74==== Upgrading from Trac 1.0 to 1.2 #to1.2
     76===== Python 2.5 no longer supported
     78Upgrade Python to at least 2.6 or 2.7, but not 3.0 or greater.
     80===== Obsolete Plugins
     82Trac has added functionality equivalent to the following plugins:
     83* [https://trac-hacks.org/wiki/AdminEnumListPlugin AdminEnumListPlugin]
     84* [https://trac-hacks.org/wiki/DateFieldPlugin DateFieldPlugin]: see the **time** [TracTicketsCustomFields#AvailableFieldTypesandOptions custom field type]
     85* [https://trac-hacks.org/wiki/GroupBasedRedirectionPlugin GroupBasedRedirectionPlugin]: the default handler can set as a user preference.
     86* [https://trac-hacks.org/wiki/LinenoMacro LinenoMacro]: see WikiProcessors#AvailableProcessors
     87* [https://trac-hacks.org/wiki/NeverNotifyUpdaterPlugin NeverNotifyUpdaterPlugin]: see [TracNotification#notification-subscriber-section notification subscribers]
     88* [https://trac-hacks.org/wiki/QueryUiAssistPlugin QueryUiAssistPlugin]: see TracQuery#Filters.
     89* [https://trac-hacks.org/wiki/TicketCreationStatusPlugin TicketCreationStatusPlugin]: see [#NewWorkflowActions]
     91The plugins should be removed when upgrading Trac to 1.2.
     93===== New workflow actions #NewWorkflowActions
     95The ticket creation step is controlled with a workflow action. The default workflow has `create` and `create_and_assign` actions. The `create` action will always be added when upgrading the database. The `create_and_assign` action will be added if the workflow has an //assigned// state. You may want to edit your workflow after upgrading the database to customize the actions available on the //New Ticket// page.
     97===== New permissions policy for read-only wiki pages
     99Since 1.1.2 the read-only attribute of wiki pages is enabled and enforced only when `ReadonlyWikiPolicy` is in the list of active permission policies. If `[trac] permission_policy` has the default value `DefaultPermissionPolicy, LegacyAttachmentPolicy`, then `ReadonlyWikiPolicy` should be automatically appended to the list when upgrading the environment:
     102permission_policies = ReadonlyWikiPolicy,
     103 DefaultPermissionPolicy,
     104 LegacyAttachmentPolicy
     107If other permission policies are enabled, `trac.ini` will need to have `ReadonlyWikiPolicy` appended to the list of active `permission_policies`. See TracFineGrainedPermissions#ReadonlyWikiPolicy for additional details on the proper ordering.
     109==== Upgrading from Trac 0.12 to Trac 1.0 #to1.0
     111===== Python 2.4 no longer supported
     113Upgrade Python to at least 2.5, but not 3.0.
     115===== Obsolete Plugins
     117Trac has added functionality equivalent to the following plugins:
     119* [https://trac-hacks.org/wiki/BatchModifyPlugin BatchModifyPlugin]
     120* ​[https://trac-hacks.org/wiki/GitPlugin GitPlugin]
     121* [https://trac-hacks.org/wiki/OverrideEditPlugin OverrideEditPlugin]
     123The plugins should be removed when upgrading Trac to 1.0.
     125===== Subversion components not enabled by default for new installations
     127The Trac components for Subversion support are no longer enabled by default. To enable the svn support, you need to make sure the `tracopt.versioncontrol.svn` components are enabled, for example by setting the following in the TracIni:
     130tracopt.versioncontrol.svn.* = enabled
     133The upgrade procedure should take care of this and change the TracIni appropriately, unless you already had the svn components explicitly disabled.
     135===== Attachments migrated to new location
     137Another step in the automatic upgrade will change the way the attachments are stored. Create a backup of the `attachments` directory before upgrading. In case the `attachments` directory contains some files which are //not// attachments, the last step of the migration to the new layout will fail: the deletion of the now unused `attachments` directory can't be done if there are still files and folders in it. You may ignore this error, but better to move them elsewhere and remove the `attachments` directory manually. The attachments themselves are now all located in your environment below the `files/attachments` directory.
     139===== Behavior of `[ticket] default_owner` changed
     141Prior to 1.0, the owner field of new tickets always defaulted to `[ticket] default_owner` when the value was not empty. If the value was empty, the owner field defaulted to to the Component's owner. In 1.0 and later, the `default_owner` must be set to `< default >` to make new tickets default to the Component's owner. This change allows the `default_owner` to be set to an empty value if no default owner is desired.
     143==== Upgrading from Trac 0.11 to Trac 0.12
     145===== Python 2.3 no longer supported
     147The minimum supported version of Python is now 2.4.
     149===== SQLite v3.x required
     151SQLite v2.x is no longer supported. If you still use a Trac database of this format, you'll need to convert it to SQLite v3.x first. See [trac:PySqlite#UpgradingSQLitefrom2.xto3.x] for details.
     153===== [trac:PySqlite] 2 required
     155[trac:PySqlite] 1.1.x is no longer supported. Please install 2.5.5 or later if possible, see [#Tracdatabaseupgrade Trac database upgrade] below.
     157===== Obsolete Plugins
     159Trac has added functionality equivalent to the following plugins:
     161* [https://trac-hacks.org/wiki/AutoQueryPlugin AutoQueryPlugin]
     162* ​[https://trac-hacks.org/wiki/AdminConsoleProviderPatch AdminConsoleProviderPatch]
     163* [https://trac-hacks.org/wiki/AnchorMacro AnchorMacro]: see WikiFormatting#SettingAnchors
     164* [https://trac-hacks.org/wiki/TicketChangePlugin TicketChangePlugin]: see [TracPermissions#TicketSystem TICKET_EDIT_COMMENT permission]
     165* [https://trac-hacks.org/wiki/TicketDeletePlugin TicketDeletePlugin]: see `tracopt.ticket.deleter`
     166* [https://trac-hacks.org/wiki/SubversionLocationPlugin SubversionLocationPlugin]: see TracRepositoryAdmin#Repositories
     167* [https://trac-hacks.org/wiki/WikiCreoleRendererPlugin WikiCreoleRendererPlugin]: see [trac:WikiCreole]
     168* [https://trac-hacks.org/wiki/RepoRevisionSyntaxPlugin RepoRevisionSyntaxPlugin] (added in 0.12.1)
     170The plugins should be removed when upgrading Trac to 0.12.
     172===== Multiple Repository Support
     174The latest version includes support for multiple repositories. If you plan to add more repositories to your Trac instance, please refer to TracRepositoryAdmin#Migration.
     176This may be of interest to users with only one repository, since there is now a way to avoid the potentially costly resync check at every request.
     178===== Resynchronize the Trac Environment Against the Source Code Repository
     180Each [TracEnvironment Trac environment] must be resynchronized against the source code repository in order to avoid errors such as "[trac:#6120 No changeset ??? in the repository]" while browsing the source through the Trac interface:
     183trac-admin /path/to/projenv repository resync '*'
     186===== Improved repository synchronization
     188In addition to supporting multiple repositories, there is now a more efficient method for synchronizing Trac and your repositories.
     190While you can keep the same synchronization as in 0.11 adding the post-commit hook as outlined in TracRepositoryAdmin#Synchronization and TracRepositoryAdmin#ExplicitSync will allow more efficient synchronization and is more or less required for multiple repositories.
     192Note that if you were using the `trac-post-commit-hook`, ''you're strongly advised to upgrade it'' to the new hook documented in the above references and [TracWorkflow#Howtocombinethetracopt.ticket.commit_updaterwiththetestingworkflow here], as the old hook will not work with anything else than the default repository and even for this case, it won't trigger the appropriate notifications.
     194===== Authz permission checking
     196The authz permission checking has been migrated to a fine-grained permission policy. If you use authz permissions (aka `[trac] authz_file` and `authz_module_name`), you must add `AuthzSourcePolicy` in front of your permission policies in `[trac] permission_policies`. You must also remove `BROWSER_VIEW`, `CHANGESET_VIEW`, `FILE_VIEW` and `LOG_VIEW` from your global permissions with `trac-admin $ENV permission remove` or the "Permissions" admin panel.
     198===== Microsecond timestamps
     200All timestamps in database tables, except the `session` table, have been changed from "seconds since epoch" to "microseconds since epoch" values. This change should be transparent to most users, except for custom reports. If any of your reports use date/time columns in calculations (e.g. to pass them to `datetime()`), you must divide the values retrieved from the database by 1'000'000. Similarly, if a report provides a calculated value to be displayed as a date/time (i.e. with a column named "time", "datetime", "changetime", "date", "created" or "modified"), you must provide a microsecond timestamp, that is, multiply your previous calculation with 1'000'000.
     202==== Upgrading from Trac 0.10 to Trac 0.11
     204===== Site Templates and Styles
     206The templating engine has changed in 0.11 to Genshi, please look at TracInterfaceCustomization for more information.
     208If you are using custom CSS or modified templates in the `templates` directory of the TracEnvironment, you will need to convert them to the Genshi way of doing things. To continue to use your style sheet, follow the instructions at TracInterfaceCustomization#SiteAppearance.
     210===== Trac Macros, Plugins
     212The Trac macros will need to be adapted, as the old-style wiki-macros are not supported anymore due to the drop of [trac:ClearSilver] and the HDF. They need to be converted to the new-style macros, see WikiMacros. When they are converted to the new style, they need to be placed into the plugins directory instead and not wiki-macros, which is no longer scanned for macros or plugins.
     214===== For FCGI/WSGI/CGI users
     216For those who run Trac under the CGI environment, run this command in order to obtain the trac.*gi file:
     218trac-admin /path/to/env deploy /deploy/directory/path
     221This will create a deploy directory with the following two subdirectories: `cgi-bin` and `htdocs`. Then update your Apache configuration file `httpd.conf` with this new `trac.cgi` location and `htdocs` location.
     223===== Web Admin plugin integrated
     225If you had the [trac:WebAdmin] plugin installed, you can uninstall it as it is part of the Trac code base since 0.11.
     227===== New Default Configurable Workflow
     229When you run `trac-admin <env> upgrade`, your `trac.ini` will be modified to include a `[ticket-workflow]` section. The workflow configured in this case is the original workflow, so that ticket actions will behave like they did in 0.10:
     231{{{#!Workflow width=500 height=240
     232leave = * -> *
     233leave.operations = leave_status
     234leave.default = 1
     235accept = new -> assigned
     236accept.permissions = TICKET_MODIFY
     237accept.operations = set_owner_to_self
     238resolve = new,assigned,reopened -> closed
     239resolve.permissions = TICKET_MODIFY
     240resolve.operations = set_resolution
     241reassign = new,assigned,reopened -> new
     242reassign.permissions = TICKET_MODIFY
     243reassign.operations = set_owner
     244reopen = closed -> reopened
     245reopen.permissions = TICKET_CREATE
     246reopen.operations = del_resolution
     249There are some significant caveats in this, such as accepting a ticket sets it to 'assigned' state, and assigning a ticket sets it to 'new' state. So you will probably want to migrate to "basic" workflow; [trac:source:trunk/contrib/workflow/migrate_original_to_basic.py contrib/workflow/migrate_original_to_basic.py] may be helpful. See TracWorkflow for a detailed description of the new basic workflow.
     251=== 7. Restart the Web Server #RestarttheWebServer
     253If you are not running [wiki:TracCgi CGI], reload the new Trac code by restarting your web server.
     255== Known Issues
     257=== Customized Templates
     259Trac supports customization of its Genshi templates by placing copies of the templates in the `<env>/templates` folder of your [TracEnvironment environment] or in a common location specified in the [[TracIni#GlobalConfiguration| [inherit] templates_dir]] configuration setting. If you choose to do so, be aware that you will need to repeat your changes manually on a copy of the new templates when you upgrade to a new release of Trac (even a minor one), as the templates will likely evolve. So keep a diff around.
     261The preferred way to perform TracInterfaceCustomization is to write a custom plugin doing an appropriate `ITemplateStreamFilter` transformation, as this is more robust in case of changes: we usually won't modify element `id`s or change CSS `class`es, and if we have to do so, this will be documented in the [trac:TracDev/ApiChanges] pages.
     263=== !ZipImportError
     265Due to internal caching of zipped packages, whenever the content of the packages change on disk, the in-memory zip index will no longer match and you'll get irrecoverable !ZipImportError errors. Better anticipate and bring your server down for maintenance before upgrading.
     266See [trac:#7014] for details.
     268=== Wiki Upgrade
     270`trac-admin` will not delete or remove default wiki pages that were present in a previous version but are no longer in the new version.
     272=== Trac database upgrade
     274A known issue in some versions of [trac:PySqlite] (2.5.2-2.5.4) prevents the trac-admin upgrade script from successfully upgrading the database format. It is advised to use either a newer or older version of the sqlite python bindings to avoid this error. For more details see ticket [trac:#9434].
     276=== Parent dir
     278If you use a Trac parent env configuration and one of the plugins in one child does not work, none of the children will work.
     280== Related topics
     282=== Upgrading Python
     284Upgrading Python to a newer version will require reinstallation of Python packages: Trac itself of course, but also [http://pypi.python.org/pypi/setuptools easy_install], if you've been using that. If you are using Subversion, you'll also need to upgrade the Python bindings for svn.
     286==== Windows and Python 2.6
     288If you've been using !CollabNet's Subversion package, you may need to uninstall that in favor of [http://alagazam.net/ Alagazam], which has the Python bindings readily available, see [trac:TracSubversion]. That package works without tweaking.
     290=== Changing Database Backend
     292The [https://trac-hacks.org/wiki/TracMigratePlugin TracMigratePlugin] on [https://trac-hacks.org trac-hacks.org] has been written to assist in migrating between SQLite, MySQL and PostgreSQL databases.
     294=== Upgrading from older versions of Trac #OlderVersions
     296For upgrades from versions older than Trac 0.10, refer first to [trac:wiki:0.10/TracUpgrade#SpecificVersions].
     299See also: TracGuide, TracInstall