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 â€œMyCompany 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:
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
Customize your logo, change the home page, start making some tickets, using the wiki and get to work.
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In the trac section
# htpasswd -c /home/svn/.htpasswd brandon
# htpasswd -c /home/trac/.htpasswd brandon
Thanks, Derek. I’ve corrected that in the example.