Trac and SVN install / configuration notes...

The below notes is specifically for centos-4.6 :

Installation:

# rpm -ivh  http://apt.sw.be/packages/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.3.6-1.el4.rf.i386.rpm
# yum install httpd subversion mod_python mod_dav_svn
# yum --enablerepo=rpmforge install trac

Instantiating svn:

# mkdir /var/www/svn
# svnadmin create /var/www/svn/project

Initial svn import:

# mkdir -p /tmp/newsvn/{trunk,tags,branches}
# svn import /tmp/newsvn file:///var/www/svn/project -m "Initial import"
# chown -R apache /var/www/svn/project
# chmod -R go-rwx /var/www/svn/project

Instantiating trac:

# mkdir /var/www/trac
# trac-admin /var/www/trac/project initenv
# mkdir /var/www/{.python-eggs,passwd}
# htpasswd -c /var/www/passwd/.htpasswd <adminuser>
# touch /var/www/passwd/svnauthz
# chgrp -R apache /var/www/trac/project
# chown -R apache /var/www/trac/project/{attachments,db,log,plugins}
# chown -R apache /var/www/{.python-eggs,passwd}
# chmod -R o-rwx /var/www/{trac/project,.python-eggs,passwd}
# chmod g+w /var/www/trac/project/conf/trac.ini

Install trac plugins:

# wget http://peak.telecommunity.com/dist/ez_setup.py
# python ez_setup.py
# easy_install http://svn.edgewall.com/repos/trac/sandbox/webadmin/
# easy_install http://trac-hacks.org/svn/accountmanagerplugin/0.10
# easy_install http://trac-hacks.org/svn/svnauthzadminplugin/0.10

trac.ini conf setup:

[trac]
default_charset=UTF-8
authz_file = /var/www/passwd/svnauthz

[components]
acct_mgr.admin.accountmanageradminpage = enabled
acct_mgr.api.accountmanager = enabled
acct_mgr.htfile.htpasswdstore = enabled
acct_mgr.web_ui.accountmodule = enabled
acct_mgr.web_ui.loginmodule = enabled
trac.web.auth.loginmodule = disabled
webadmin.* = enabled
svnauthz.* = enabled

[account-manager]
password_file = /var/www/passwd/.htpasswd
password_store = HtPasswdStore

Apache trac conf setup:

Alias /trac /var/www/trac
<Location /trac>
        SetHandler mod_python
        PythonInterpreter main_interpreter
        PythonHandler trac.web.modpython_frontend
        PythonOption TracEnvParentDir /var/www/trac
        PythonOption TracUriRoot /trac
        SetEnv PYTHON_EGG_CACHE /var/www/.python-eggs
</Location>
#<Location /trac/*/login>
#        AuthType Basic
#        AuthName 'Trac Server'
#        AuthUserFile /var/www/passwd/.htpasswd
#        Require valid-user
#</Location>

Apache subversion conf setup:

<Location /svn>
   DAV svn
   SVNParentPath /var/www/svn

   # Limit write permission to list of valid users.
   # <LimitExcept GET PROPFIND OPTIONS REPORT>
      # Require SSL connection for password protection.
      # SSLRequireSSL

      AuthType Basic
      AuthName 'Authorization Realm'
      # Trac .htpasswd file used so users will be the same for both
      AuthUserFile /var/www/passwd/.htpasswd
      Require valid-user
      AuthzSVNAccessFile /var/www/passwd/svnauthz
   #</LimitExcept>
</Location>

Trac privileges:

# trac-admin /var/www/trac/project permission add admins TRAC_ADMIN
# trac-admin /var/www/trac/project permission add <adminuser> admins
# trac-admin /var/www/trac/projectname permission remove anonymous TICKET_CREATE TICKET_MODIFY etc...
# track-admin /var/www/trac/project permission add devs BROWSER_VIEW CHANGESET_VIEW FILE_VIEW LOG_VIEW        \
              MILESTONE_CREATE MILESTONE_VIEW REPORT_CREATE REPORT_MODIFY REPORT_SQL_VIEW REPORT_VIEW  \  
              ROADMAP_VIEW SEARCH_VIEW TICKET_APPEND TICKET_CHGPROP TICKET_CREATE TICKET_MODIFY \
              TICKET_VIEW TIMELINE_VIEW WIKI_CREATE WIKI_MODIFY WIKI_VIEW

Login as the admin user and setup Trac plugins, permissions etc...

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A problem

Hi, Thank you for this very good tutorial. I have setup svn with its help but I am getting error when I am starting httpd service. It is in "Apache subversion conf setup:" Unknown DAV provider: svn
Please let me know what I forget to install.

Thanks

dav svn module

Check that the dav svn module is loaded in apache conf via:

LoadModule dav_svn_module     modules/mod_dav_svn.so

It should have it if you have installed "mod_dav_svn" as mentioned above.

fsfs repository type

In Subversion 1.1, a Berkeley DB repository is the default repository type, but an FSFS repository can be created using the --fs-type option:

$ svnadmin create /path/to/repos --fs-type fsfs

From the propaganda notes at: svn.collab.net, it seems that "fsfs" is a better option to BDB for the filesystem implementation to be used when creating new repositories.

Upgrade to trac-0.11

  • Upgrade
    rpm -e trac
    easy_install --always-unzip Genshi
    easy_install Trac
    easy_install --upgrade http://trac-hacks.org/svn/accountmanagerplugin/trunk
    easy_install --upgrade https://svn.geophysik.uni-muenchen.de/svn/tracmods/tracsvnauthzplugin/0.11
  • Remove updated packages
    rm -rf /usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/TracWebAdmin-0.1.2dev_r5911-py2.4.egg/
    rm -rf /usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/TracAccountManager-0.1.3dev_r2548-py2.4.egg
    rm -rf /usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/TracSVNAuthz-0.3-py2.4.egg
  • Update Environment:
    trac-admin $PATH_TO/project upgrade
    trac-admin $PATH_TO/project wiki upgrade

svn command reference

  1. Checkout:
    svn --username={user} co http://localhost/svn/project [project_folder]
  2. Add:
    cd {project_folder}
    svn st | awk '/^?/ {print $2}' | xargs svn add
  3. Remove:
    svn st | awk '/^!/ {print $2}' | xargs svn delete
  4. Remove all files except the .svn directory (to use with rsync):
    find * -path *.svn -prune -o -print0 | xargs -O rm -rf

    or

    find * -path *.svn -prune -o -print --exec rm -rf {} \;

  5. Exclude/ignore directory
    svn delete tmp/*
    svn propset svn:ignore ‘*’ tmp/

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