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Installing Trac with MySQL database

1. Follow the basic guide posted here.
2. Be sure to install python-mysqldb package.
3. Create MySQL database and user for trac.

GRANT ALL privileges ON trac.* TO 'trac'@'%';

4. Run the following command:

trac-admin <Your project dir> initenv

5. When asked for the MySQL connection url enter something like the following:

#form: db-type://username:password@mysql-host:mysql-port/databasename

6. Configuring Apache2 (Make sure you have mod_python)

        <Location /trac/test>
                SetHandler mod_python
                PythonInterpreter main_interpreter
                PythonHandler trac.web.modpython_frontend
                PythonOption TracEnv /var/trac/test
                PythonOption TracUriRoot /trac/test
        <LocationMatch "/trac/[^/]+/login">
                AuthType Basic
                AuthName "Trac"
                AuthUserFile /var/trac/trac.htpasswd
                Require valid-user

7. Add admin login data

htpasswd -c /var/trac/trac.htpasswd admin

8. Grant TRAC_ADMIN to admin user

trac-admin /var/trac/test permission add admin TRAC_ADMIN
  1. June 10th, 2009 at 07:44 | #1

    I found necessary to perform the following steps (I don’t know non-standard my trac installation is). I don’t know why the upgrade fails, but I compared the sqlite dump and found a column missing in the milestones table.

    1. In the [trac] section of the conf/trac.ini file I needed to add the following:

    database = mysql://trac:trac@localhost:3306/trac
    database_charset = latin1

    1.1 Reload the apache server

    /etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd restart

    2. trac-admin project-dir upgrade

    I get an error there about a table, then

    3. In mysql

    drop table milestone;

    create table milestone (
    name varchar(255) primary key,
    due int(11) null default null,
    completed int(11) null default null,
    started int(11) null default null,
    description text null default null);

    INSERT INTO milestone VALUES (‘milestone1’,0,0,0,NULL);
    INSERT INTO milestone VALUES (‘milestone2’,0,0,0,NULL);
    INSERT INTO milestone VALUES (‘milestone3’,0,0,0,NULL);
    INSERT INTO milestone VALUES (‘milestone4’,0,0,0,NULL);

    4. Try again the upgrade…

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