Howto setup a trac instance at a differnt machine than the subversion repository.
This is not directly foreseen (at least for trac 0.11.x), so we have to work around this
The trick here is to create a local copy of the main repository which is syncronized
as described in http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/subversion/trunk/notes/svnsync.txt
My idea is to use the post commit hook on the main subversion repository to trigger the
synchronization of the cloned repository. This should keep both repositories synchronized
all the time. Starting svnsync manually on the machine with the cloned svn repository works
The post-commit hook is now already implemented and it looks ok for me.
*The first sync of the repository takes some hours. Meanwhile we have approx. 10000 revisions
in the repository.*
The installation of the cloned svn repository and trac are done both on lxir039.
Trac was installed using the normal Debian package installation mechanism. I installed
the following packages
sudo apt-get -t sid install trac trac-git
sudo apt-get -t sid install trac-spamfilter trac-bzr trac-mercurial trac-accountmanager trac-email2trac trac-xmlrpc trac-wysiwyg trac-mastertickets trac-customfieldadmin trac-bitten trac-authopenid trac-wikirename trac-wikiprint trac-ja-resource
sudo apt-get install sqlite
sudo apt-get -t sid install sqlite3
After the installation on has to copy the trac installation of fairroot from lxwww01 to the
new directory on the new machine.
scp -r uhlig@lxwww01:/srv/subversion/trac/fairroot/* .
Since the location of the subversion repository has changed this information has to be changed also
in the configuration file trac.ini.
repository_dir = /var/subversion/fairroot
has to be changed to
repository_dir = /data.local1/subversion/fairroot
Probably also the location of the pasword file has to be changed.
After this is done one has to upgrade first the sqlite
database to the new sqlite version and the upgrade trac itself.
mv trac.db trac2.db
sqlite trac2.db .dump | sqlite3 trac.db
trac-admin /data.local1/trac/fairroot upgrade
trac-admin . wiki upgrade
trac-admin . resync
For the test I don't want to install and administrate a full blown webserver. So the internal trac webserver is started
tracd --port 8000 /path/to/myproject
First tests looks good for me. The wiki now show substructures in the index page.
The access to the subversion repository works as expected. The old tickets are there and also the links looked okay.
- 24 Sep 2010