Installing SVN and Trac on a CentOS 5 server

Make sure that you have the RPMForge repository enabled. Install Subversion, mod_dav_svn, and trac. This will install a few required dependencies (ie: neon and some python utils)

# yum install subversion mod_dav_svn mod_python trac

Create a directory for your repositories, and an initial repository for testing, and create your htpasswd file. Then create a trac environment and set it up.

# mkdir /home/svn/
# svnadmin create testrepo
# chown -R apache:apache /home/svn/*
# htpasswd -c  /home/svn/.htpasswd brandon

#mkdir /home/trac/
# trac-admin /home/trac/ initenv
    ... answer questions as appropriate ...
# chown apache:apache /home/trac/*
# htpasswd -c  /home/svn/.htpasswd brandon

Add this to your Apache configuration in the relevant place (I like to put it under an SSL VirtualHost)

    <Location /svn>
        DAV svn
        SVNParentPath /home/svn/
        #SVNListParentPath on
        # Authentication
        AuthType Basic
        AuthName "RoundSphere SVN Repository"
        AuthUserFile /home/svn/.htpasswd
        Order deny,allow
        Require valid-user
    </Location>
    <Location /trac>
        SetHandler mod_python
        PythonHandler trac.web.modpython_frontend
        PythonOption TracEnv /home/trac
        PythonOption TracUriRoot /trac
        # Authentication
        AuthType Basic
        AuthName “MyCompany Trac Environment"
        AuthUserFile /home/svn/.htpasswd
        Require valid-user
    </Location>

Now test to make sure that you can view your test repository in a browser and that it prompts for a username and password as desired:

https://your-hostname/svn/testrepo/

You should retrieve a plain looking page that mentions the name of your repository and that it is at Revision 0

You should also be able to access your trac installation at

https://your-hostname/trac/

Customize your logo, change the home page, start making some tickets, using the wiki and get to work.

4 thoughts on “Installing SVN and Trac on a CentOS 5 server”

  1. In the trac section

    # htpasswd -c /home/svn/.htpasswd brandon

    should be

    # htpasswd -c /home/trac/.htpasswd brandon

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