Debian 9: Install Trac for project management

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1 Install Trac

The following script will install Trac and create “test” project.

  • Login to Trac via digest authentication.
  • ADMIN_PASSWD is password of admin user for digest authentication.
  • USER_NAME is user name of not admin user for digest authentication.
  • USER_PASSWD is password name of not admin user for digest authentication.

#!/bin/sh[ -z “${ADMIN_PASSWD}” ] && ADMIN_PASSWD=”admin_passwd”[ -z “${USER_NAME}” ] && USER_NAME=”guest”[ -z “${USER_PASSWD}” ] && USER_PASSWD=”guest_passwd”trac_install(){ sudo apt install -y trac libapache2-mod-wsgi apache2 sudo a2enmod auth_digest sudo mkdir /var/lib/trac sudo mkdir /var/www/html/trac sudo chown www-data:www-data /var/www/html/trac sudo apt install -y expect}create_digest(){ filename=$1 realm=$2 username=$3 password=$4 htdigest=$5 options= [ ! -f “${filename}” ] && options=-c expect -c “set timeout -1spawn sudo ${htdigest} ${options} ${filename} ${realm} ${username}expect “New password: “send “${password}n”expect “Re-type new password: “send “${password}n”expect eofEOF”}trac_create_project(){ proj=$1 sudo trac-admin /var/lib/trac/”${proj}” initenv “${proj}” sqlite:db/trac.db sudo trac-admin /var/lib/trac/”${proj}” deploy /var/www/html/trac/”${proj}” sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/lib/trac/”${proj}” sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html/trac/”${proj}” sudo apt install -y expect create_digest /var/lib/trac/”${proj}”/.htdigest “${proj}” admin ${ADMIN_PASSWD} htdigest sudo trac-admin /var/lib/trac/”${proj}” permission add admin TRAC_ADMIN create_digest /var/lib/trac/”${proj}”/.htdigest “${proj}” ${USER_NAME} ${USER_PASSWD} htdigest cat <<EOF | sudo tee /etc/apache2/sites-available/${proj}.conf<VirtualHost _default_:443> SSLEngine on SSLCertificateFile /etc/ssl/certs/ssl-cert-snakeoil.pem SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/ssl/private/ssl-cert-snakeoil.key WSGIScriptAlias /trac/${proj} /var/www/html/trac/${proj}/cgi-bin/trac.wsgi <Location /trac/${proj}> AuthType Digest AuthName “${proj}” AuthUserFile /var/lib/trac/${proj}/.htdigest Require valid-user </Location></VirtualHost>EOF sudo a2enmod ssl sudo a2ensite “${proj}” sudo systemctl restart apache2}trac_main(){ trac_install trac_create_project test}trac_main

2 Access to Trac

Access the following URL with browser. Accept this page’s certification to browser.


The dialog of digest authentication is displayed. Input admin to Username and ADMIN_PASSWD value to Password.


Trac page is displayed.


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