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Installing and Running Trac on Debian

Notes from a debian sarge install

As has been previously pointed out, a Debian package does not exist, hence you need to build it yourself. This isn't too onerous if you know where you might get bitten. Hopefully the following should be of some use.

First you need the SQLite, Subversion and the related python modules. Note that you need to use the version of subversion from unstable. Don't worry as Debians unstable is not really unstable, it's about as stable as typical redhat packages.

apt-get install sqlite python2.3-subversion python2.3-sqlite 
apt-get -t unstable install subversion

Clearsilver isn't available as a package so get clearsilver from http://www.clearsilver.net/ (tested 0.9.8)

tar xvfz clearsilver-0.9.8.tar.gz
cd clearsilver-0.9.8
./configure
make
make install
cd python/
ln -s /usr/bin/python2.3 /usr/bin/python
make
make install

This should then allow you to build and initialise trac.

When you come to running it though you'll also have to add the env_module using the following line in your /etc/apache/modules.conf

LoadModule env_module /usr/lib/apache/1.3/mod_env.so

I then set up a trac.conf in my /etc/apache/conf.d folder like so

<VirtualHost local.trac>
    alias /trac/ "/usr/share/trac/htdocs/"
    ServerAdmin youremail@yourdomain.tld
    DocumentRoot /home/tim/myTrac
    ServerName local.trac
    ErrorLog /home/tim/myTrac/logs/error.log
    CustomLog /home/tim/myTrac/logs/access_log common
    AddHandler cgi-script cgi
    <Location "/cgi-bin/trac.cgi">
      SetEnv TRAC_DB "/home/tim/myTrac/tracdb/mydb"
      Options FollowSymLinks +ExecCGI
      AllowOverride None
    </Location>
</VirtualHost>

Don't forget to create those log folders though (apachectl configtest doesn't warn you about that one)

Note: See TracWiki for help on using the wiki.