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How to install Trac 0.12 on Ubuntu 11.10 with Apache2 using WSGI

Notice: These instructions are incomplete. See http://robertbasic.com/blog/trac-on-ubuntu for more detailed instructions.

Every time I use vim you can use any editor you want, such as nano or gedit.

Install Trac and some useful plugins from the repository:

sudo apt-get install trac trac-accountmanager trac-graphviz trac-icalviewplugin trac-mastertickets trac-wysiwyg trac-wikitablemacro trac-tags trac-customfieldadmin trac-datefieldplugin

If you're going to use sqlite for the database, then install python-sqlite:

sudo apt-get install sqlite3 python-sqlite

Install sendmail (if not installed already):

sudo apt-get install sendmail

Add Trac user

sudo adduser --system --shell /bin/sh --gecos 'trac project management' --group --disabled-password --home /var/trac trac

Add www-data to Trac group so Apache can access Trac files:

sudo adduser www-data trac

Login as Trac user start bash and switch to the home directory:

sudo su trac

Make directory for all projects and create new project

mkdir projects
cd projects
trac-admin android initenv
trac-admin android deploy android/deploy

and finish installation.

Change permissions so group can write/read/execute

chmod 0775 . -R

You can add as many projects as you want and at any point in time. All you have to do is create a new project, deploy it and you're set.

Back to your user

Pressing Ctrl-D twice should get you back.

Configure Apache webserver

Open the Apache site file that you want to use for Trac. The default file should be fine. In my case I have Virtualhost for subdomain Trac:

vim /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/trac

and it looks like:

<VirtualHost *>
  ServerName trac.domain.my
  DocumentRoot /var/trac/projects

  WSGIScriptAliasMatch ^/([^/]+) /var/trac/projects/$1/deploy/cgi-bin/trac.wsgi
  <Directory /var/trac/projects>
    WSGIApplicationGroup %{GLOBAL}
    Options Indexes +ExecCGI +SymLinksIfOwnerMatch
    AllowOverride None
    Order allow,deny
    allow from all

  <LocationMatch /[^/]+/login>
   AuthType Basic
   AuthName "trac"
   AuthUserFile /var/trac/.passwd
   Require valid-user

... trac unrelated stuff...


WSGIScriptAlias does all the magic. It gets its project name from url and redirects to trac.wsgi in that project.

If you're not running Trac sites as a subdomain but as a folder in your documentroot (i.e. domain.ur/trac/myproject), then replace:




(there's just added 'trac/'). And make sure that /var/trac/projects is in DocumentRoot.

Reload Apache configuration

sudo service apache2 reload
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