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  • TracInstall

    v5 v6  
    1 = Trac Installation Guide for 0.12 =  
     1= Trac Installation Guide for 1.0 =  
    22[[TracGuideToc]] 
    33 
    44Trac is written in the Python programming language and needs a database, [http://sqlite.org/ SQLite], [http://www.postgresql.org/ PostgreSQL], or [http://mysql.com/ MySQL]. For HTML rendering, Trac uses the [http://genshi.edgewall.org Genshi] templating system. 
    55 
    6 Since version 0.12, Trac can also be localized, and there's probably a translation available for your language. If you want to be able to use the Trac interface in other languages, then make sure you **first** have installed the optional package [#OtherPythonPackages Babel]. Lacking Babel, you will only get the default english version, as usual. If you install Babel later on, you will need to re-install Trac. 
    7  
    8 If you're interested in contributing new translations for other languages or enhance the existing translations, then please have a look at [trac:wiki:TracL10N TracL10N]. 
    9  
    10 What follows are generic instructions for installing and setting up Trac and its requirements. While you may find instructions for installing Trac on specific systems at TracInstallPlatforms on the main Trac site, please be sure to '''first read through these general instructions''' to get a good understanding of the tasks involved. 
     6Since version 0.12, Trac can also be localized, and there's probably a translation available for your language. If you want to be able to use the Trac interface in other languages, then make sure you have installed the optional package [#OtherPythonPackages Babel]. Pay attention to the extra steps for localization support in the [#InstallingTrac Installing Trac] section below. Lacking Babel, you will only get the default english version, as usual. 
     7 
     8If you're interested in contributing new translations for other languages or enhance the existing translations, then please have a look at [[trac:TracL10N]]. 
     9 
     10What follows are generic instructions for installing and setting up Trac and its requirements. While you may find instructions for installing Trac on specific systems at [trac:TracInstallPlatforms TracInstallPlatforms] on the main Trac site, please be sure to '''first read through these general instructions''' to get a good understanding of the tasks involved. 
    1111 
    1212[[PageOutline(2-3,Installation Steps,inline)]] 
     
    1616To install Trac, the following software packages must be installed: 
    1717 
    18  * [http://www.python.org/ Python], version >= 2.4 and < 3.0 
    19    (note that we dropped the support for Python 2.3 in this release) 
    20  * [http://peak.telecommunity.com/DevCenter/setuptools setuptools], version >= 0.6 
    21  * [http://genshi.edgewall.org/wiki/Download Genshi], version >= 0.6 
     18 * [http://www.python.org/ Python], version >= 2.5 and < 3.0 
     19   (note that we dropped the support for Python 2.4 in this release) 
     20 * [http://peak.telecommunity.com/DevCenter/setuptools setuptools], version >= 0.6, or better yet, [http://pypi.python.org/pypi/distribute distribute] 
     21 * [http://genshi.edgewall.org/wiki/Download Genshi], version >= 0.6 (unreleased version 0.7dev should work as well) 
    2222 
    2323You also need a database system and the corresponding python bindings. 
     
    2626==== For the SQLite database #ForSQLite 
    2727 
    28 If you're using Python 2.5 or 2.6, you already have everything you need. 
    29  
    30 If you're using Python 2.4 and need pysqlite, you can download from  
    31 [http://code.google.com/p/pysqlite/downloads/list google code] the Windows installers or the tar.gz archive for building from source:  
     28As you must be using Python 2.5, 2.6 or 2.7, you already have the SQLite database bindings bundled with the standard distribution of Python (the `sqlite3` module). 
     29 
     30However, if you'd like, you can download the latest and greatest version of [[trac:Pysqlite]] from  
     31[http://code.google.com/p/pysqlite/downloads/list google code], where you'll find the Windows 
     32installers or the `tar.gz` archive for building from source:  
    3233{{{ 
    3334$ tar xvfz <version>.tar.gz  
     
    3637}}} 
    3738  
    38 This will extract the SQLite code and build the bindings.  
    39  
    40 To install SQLite, your system may require the development headers. Without these you will get various GCC related errors when attempting to build: 
    41  
    42 {{{ 
    43 $ apt-get install libsqlite3-dev 
    44 }}} 
    45  
    46 SQLite 2.x is no longer supported, and neither is !PySqlite 1.1.x. 
    47  
    48 A known bug !PySqlite versions 2.5.2-4 prohibits upgrade of trac databases 
     39This will download the latest SQLite code and build the bindings.  
     40 
     41SQLite 2.x is no longer supported. 
     42 
     43A known bug PySqlite versions 2.5.2-4 prohibits upgrade of trac databases 
    4944from 0.11.x to 0.12. Please use versions 2.5.5 and newer or 2.5.1 and 
    50 older. See [trac:#9434] for more detail. 
    51  
    52 See additional information in [trac:PySqlite]. 
     45older. See #9434 for more detail. 
     46 
     47See additional information in [trac:PySqlite PySqlite]. 
    5348 
    5449==== For the PostgreSQL database #ForPostgreSQL 
    5550 
    5651You need to install the database and its Python bindings: 
    57  * [http://www.postgresql.org/ PostgreSQL] 
     52 * [http://www.postgresql.org/ PostgreSQL], version 8.0 or later 
    5853 * [http://pypi.python.org/pypi/psycopg2 psycopg2] 
    5954 
     
    7974There are [http://subversion.apache.org/packages.html pre-compiled SWIG bindings] available for various platforms. (Good luck finding precompiled SWIG bindings for any Windows package at that listing. TracSubversion points you to [http://alagazam.net Algazam], which works for me under Python 2.6.) 
    8075 
    81 Note that Trac '''doesn't''' use [http://pysvn.tigris.org/ PySVN], neither does it work yet with the newer `ctype`-style bindings. [Is there a ticket for implementing ctype bindings?] 
     76Note that Trac '''doesn't''' use [http://pysvn.tigris.org/ PySVN], neither does it work yet with the newer `ctype`-style bindings.  
    8277 
    8378 
     
    8782===== Others ===== 
    8883 
    89 Support for other version control systems is provided via third-parties. See [trac:PluginList] and [trac:VersioningSystemBackend]. 
     84Support for other version control systems is provided via third-parties. See [trac:PluginList] and [trac:VersionControlSystem]. 
    9085 
    9186==== Web Server ==== 
     
    9994 * a [http://www.fastcgi.com/ FastCGI]-capable web server (see TracFastCgi) 
    10095 * an [http://tomcat.apache.org/connectors-doc/ajp/ajpv13a.html AJP]-capable web 
    101    server (see [trac:TracOnWindowsIisAjp]) 
     96   server (see [trac:TracOnWindowsIisAjp TracOnWindowsIisAjp]) 
    10297 * a CGI-capable web server (see TracCgi), '''but usage of Trac as a cgi script  
    10398   is highly discouraged''', better use one of the previous options.  
     
    107102 
    108103 * [http://babel.edgewall.org Babel], version >= 0.9.5,  
    109    needed for localization support[[BR]] 
    110    ''Note: '' If you want to be able to use the Trac interface in other languages, then make sure you first have installed the optional package Babel. Lacking Babel, you will only get the default english version, as usual. If you install Babel later on, you will need to re-install Trac.  
     104   needed for localization support (unreleased version 1.0dev should work as well) 
    111105 * [http://docutils.sourceforge.net/ docutils], version >= 0.3.9  
    112106   for WikiRestructuredText. 
     
    132126A few examples: 
    133127 
    134  - install Trac 0.12: 
     128 - install Trac 1.0: 
    135129   {{{ 
    136    easy_install Trac==0.12 
     130   easy_install Trac==1.0 
    137131   }}} 
    138  
    139  - install latest development version 0.12dev: 
     132   (NOT YET ENABLED) 
     133 - install latest development version 1.0dev: 
    140134   {{{ 
    141135   easy_install Trac==dev 
     
    148142To get a trac installation up and running in less than 5 minutes: 
    149143 
    150 Assuming you want to have your entire pip installation in /opt/user/trac 
     144Assuming you want to have your entire pip installation in `/opt/user/trac` 
    151145 
    152146 -  
     
    162156Make sure your OS specific headers are available for pip to automatically build PostgreSQL (libpq-dev) or MySQL (libmysqlclient-dev) bindings. 
    163157 
    164 pip will automatically resolve all dependencies (like Genshi, pygments, etc.) and download the latest packages on pypi.python.org and create a self contained installation in /opt/user/trac  
    165  
    166 All commands (tracd, trac-admin) are available in /opt/user/trac/bin . This can also be leveraged for mod_python (using PythonHandler directive) and mod_wsgi (using WSGIDaemonProcess directive) 
     158pip will automatically resolve all dependencies (like Genshi, pygments, etc.) and download the latest packages on pypi.python.org and create a self contained installation in `/opt/user/trac`. 
     159 
     160All commands (`tracd`, `trac-admin`) are available in `/opt/user/trac/bin`. This can also be leveraged for `mod_python` (using `PythonHandler` directive) and `mod_wsgi` (using `WSGIDaemonProcess` directive) 
    167161 
    168162Additionally, you can install several trac plugins (listed [http://pypi.python.org/pypi?:action=search&term=trac&submit=search here]) through pip. 
     
    173167Of course, using the python-typical setup at the top of the source directory also works. 
    174168 
    175 You can obtain the source for a .tar.gz or .zip file corresponding to a release (e.g. Trac-0.12.tar.gz), or you can get the source directly from the repository (see [trac:SubversionRepository] for details). 
     169You can obtain the source for a .tar.gz or .zip file corresponding to a release (e.g. Trac-1.0.tar.gz), or you can get the source directly from the repository (see Trac:SubversionRepository for details). 
    176170 
    177171{{{ 
     
    237231}}} 
    238232 
    239 == Running the Standalone Server == 
     233{{{#!div class=important 
     234'''Warning:''' Please only use ASCII-characters for account name and project path, unicode characters are not supported there. 
     235}}} 
     236 
     237 
     238== Deploying Trac 
     239 
     240=== Running the Standalone Server === 
    240241 
    241242After having created a Trac environment, you can easily try the web interface by running the standalone server [wiki:TracStandalone tracd]: 
     
    249250}}} 
    250251 
    251 == Running Trac on a Web Server == 
    252  
    253 Trac provides various options for connecting to a "real" web server: [wiki:TracCgi CGI], [wiki:TracFastCgi FastCGI], [wiki:TracModWSGI mod_wsgi] and [wiki:TracModPython mod_python]. For decent performance, it is recommended that you use either FastCGI or mod_wsgi. 
    254  
    255 Trac also supports [trac:TracOnWindowsIisAjp AJP] which may be your choice if you want to connect to IIS. 
    256  
    257 ==== Generating the Trac cgi-bin directory ==== 
     252=== Running Trac on a Web Server === 
     253 
     254Trac provides various options for connecting to a "real" web server:  
     255 - [wiki:TracFastCgi FastCGI] 
     256 - [wiki:TracModWSGI mod_wsgi]  
     257 - //[wiki:TracModPython mod_python] (no longer recommended, as mod_python is not actively maintained anymore)// 
     258 - //[wiki:TracCgi CGI] (should not be used, as the performance is far from optimal)// 
     259 
     260Trac also supports [trac:TracOnWindowsIisAjp AJP] which may be your choice if you want to connect to IIS. Other deployment scenarios are possible: [trac:TracNginxRecipe nginx], [http://projects.unbit.it/uwsgi/wiki/Example#Traconapacheinasub-uri uwsgi], [trac:TracOnWindowsIisIsapi Isapi-wsgi] etc. 
     261 
     262==== Generating the Trac cgi-bin directory ==== #cgi-bin 
    258263 
    259264In order for Trac to function properly with FastCGI you need to have a `trac.fcgi` file and for mod_wsgi a `trac.wsgi` file. These are Python scripts which load the appropriate Python code. They can be generated using the `deploy` option of [wiki:TracAdmin trac-admin]. 
     
    267272}}} 
    268273 
     274 
     275==== Mapping Static Resources ==== 
     276 
     277Out of the box, Trac will pass static resources such as style sheets or images through itself. For anything but a tracd only based deployment, this is far from optimal as the web server could be set up to directly serve those static resources (for CGI setup, this is '''highly undesirable''' and will cause abysmal performance). 
     278 
     279Web servers such as [http://httpd.apache.org/ Apache] allow you to create “Aliases” to resources, giving them a virtual URL that doesn't necessarily reflect the layout of the servers file system. We also can map requests for static resources directly to the directory on the file system, avoiding processing these requests by Trac itself. 
     280 
     281There are two primary URL paths for static resources - `/chrome/common` and `/chrome/site`. Plugins can add their own resources, usually accessible by `/chrome/<plugin>` path, so its important to override only known paths and not try to make universal `/chrome` alias for everything. 
     282 
     283Note that in order to get those static resources on the filesystem, you need first to extract the relevant resources from Trac using the [TracAdmin trac-admin]` <environment> deploy` command: 
     284[[TracAdminHelp(deploy)]] 
     285 
     286The target `<directory>` will then contain an `htdocs` directory with: 
     287 - `site/` - a copy of the environment's directory `htdocs/`  
     288 - `common/` - the static resources of Trac itself 
     289 - `<plugins>/` - one directory for each resource directory managed by the plugins enabled for this environment 
     290 
     291===== Example: Apache and `ScriptAlias` ===== #ScriptAlias-example 
     292 
     293Assuming the deployment has been done this way: 
     294{{{ 
     295$ trac-admin /var/trac/env deploy /path/to/trac/htdocs/common 
     296}}} 
     297 
     298Add the following snippet to Apache configuration ''before'' the `ScriptAlias` or `WSGIScriptAlias` (which map all the other requests to the Trac application), changing paths to match your deployment: 
     299{{{ 
     300Alias /trac/chrome/common /path/to/trac/htdocs/common 
     301Alias /trac/chrome/site /path/to/trac/htdocs/site 
     302 
     303<Directory "/path/to/www/trac/htdocs"> 
     304  Order allow,deny 
     305  Allow from all 
     306</Directory> 
     307}}} 
     308 
     309If using mod_python, you might want to add this too (otherwise, the alias will be ignored): 
     310{{{ 
     311<Location "/trac/chrome/common/"> 
     312  SetHandler None 
     313</Location> 
     314}}} 
     315 
     316Note that we mapped `/trac` part of the URL to the `trac.*cgi` script, and the path `/trac/chrome/common` is the path you have to append to that location to intercept requests to the static resources.  
     317 
     318Similarly, if you have static resources in a project's `htdocs` directory (which is referenced by `/trac/chrome/site` URL in themes), you can configure Apache to serve those resources (again, put this ''before'' the `ScriptAlias` or `WSGIScriptAlias` for the .*cgi scripts, and adjust names and locations to match your installation): 
     319{{{ 
     320Alias /trac/chrome/site /path/to/projectenv/htdocs 
     321 
     322<Directory "/path/to/projectenv/htdocs"> 
     323  Order allow,deny 
     324  Allow from all 
     325</Directory> 
     326}}} 
     327 
     328Alternatively to aliasing `/trac/chrome/common`, you can tell Trac to generate direct links for those static resources (and only those), using the [[wiki:TracIni#trac-section| [trac] htdocs_location]] configuration setting: 
     329{{{ 
     330[trac] 
     331htdocs_location = http://static.example.org/trac-common/ 
     332}}} 
     333Note that this makes it easy to have a dedicated domain serve those static resources (preferentially [http://code.google.com/speed/page-speed/docs/request.html#ServeFromCookielessDomain cookie-less]). 
     334 
     335Of course, you still need to make the Trac `htdocs/common` directory available through the web server at the specified URL, for example by copying (or linking) the directory into the document root of the web server: 
     336{{{ 
     337$ ln -s /path/to/trac/htdocs/common /var/www/static.example.org/trac-common 
     338}}} 
     339 
     340 
    269341==== Setting up the Plugin Cache ==== 
    270342 
     
    273345== Configuring Authentication == 
    274346 
    275 The process of adding, removing, and configuring user accounts for authentication depends on the specific way you run Trac. The basic procedure is described in the [wiki:TracCgi#AddingAuthentication "Adding Authentication"] section on the TracCgi page. To learn how to setup authentication for the frontend you're using, please refer to one of the following pages: 
    276  
    277  * TracStandalone if you use the standalone server, `tracd`. 
    278  * TracCgi if you use the CGI or FastCGI web front ends. 
    279  * [wiki:TracModWSGI] if you use the Apache mod_wsgi web front end. 
    280  * TracModPython if you use the Apache mod_python web front end. 
    281  
    282  
    283 == Automatic reference to the SVN changesets in Trac tickets == 
     347Trac uses HTTP authentication. You'll need to configure your webserver to request authentication when the `.../login` URL is hit (the virtual path of the "login" button). Trac will automatically pick the REMOTE_USER variable up after you provide your credentials. Therefore, all user management goes through your web server configuration. Please consult the documentation of your web server for more info. 
     348 
     349The process of adding, removing, and configuring user accounts for authentication depends on the specific way you run Trac.  
     350 
     351Please refer to one of the following sections: 
     352 * TracStandalone#UsingAuthentication if you use the standalone server, `tracd`. 
     353 * [wiki:TracModWSGI#ConfiguringAuthentication TracModWSGI#ConfiguringAuthentication] if you use the Apache web server, with any of its front end: `mod_wsgi` of course, but the same instructions applies also for `mod_python`, `mod_fcgi` or `mod_fastcgi`. 
     354 * TracFastCgi if you're using another web server with FCGI support (Cherokee, Lighttpd, !LiteSpeed, nginx) 
     355 
     356== Granting admin rights to the admin user 
     357Grant admin rights to user admin: 
     358{{{ 
     359$ trac-admin /path/to/myproject permission add admin TRAC_ADMIN 
     360}}} 
     361This user will have an "Admin" entry menu that will allow you to admin your trac project. 
     362 
     363== Finishing the install 
     364 
     365=== Automatic reference to the SVN changesets in Trac tickets === 
    284366 
    285367You can configure SVN to automatically add a reference to the changeset into the ticket comments, whenever changes are committed to the repository. The description of the commit needs to contain one of the following formulas: 
     
    293375For more information, see the documentation of the `CommitTicketUpdater` component in the "Plugins" admin panel. 
    294376 
    295 == Using Trac == 
     377=== Using Trac === 
    296378 
    297379Once you have your Trac site up and running, you should be able to create tickets, view the timeline, browse your version control repository if configured, etc. 
    298380 
    299 Keep in mind that anonymous (not logged in) users can by default access most but not all of the features. You will need to configure authentication and grant additional [wiki:TracPermissions permissions] to authenticated users to see the full set of features. 
     381Keep in mind that //anonymous// (not logged in) users can by default access only a few of the features, in particular they will have a read-only access to the resources. You will need to configure authentication and grant additional [wiki:TracPermissions permissions] to authenticated users to see the full set of features. 
    300382 
    301383'' Enjoy! '' 
     
    304386 
    305387---- 
    306 See also: [trac:TracInstallPlatforms TracInstallPlatforms], TracGuide, TracCgi, TracFastCgi, TracModPython, [wiki:TracModWSGI], TracUpgrade, TracPermissions 
     388See also: [trac:TracInstallPlatforms TracInstallPlatforms], TracGuide, TracUpgrade, TracPermissions