About 10 months ago I wrote a
short article on getting
Trac to work on Python 2.6 and Windows. Recently I updated the install, and took a look at how the situation is now.
This guide assumes you have a working install of Trac on Python 2.5/mod_python/Apache2.2 already, as described in the
Trac install guide, and that
Python 2.6 is installed.
What needs to be done:
- Install Python 2.6 and Trac for 2.6
- Build a new version of mod_python
- Optionally Replace Apache DLLs (mostly if you followed my previous guide)
Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition or any retail version of VS 2008 if you want to build your own mod_python for 2.6 (I’ll provide a precompiled one in this post).
Install Python 2.6 and
Trac on 2.6 (using “
easy_install trac” is recommended)
You’ll probably also want to easy_install
Pygments for source highlighting.
Building mod_python for 2.6
guide to mod_python covers the creation and installation of a compatible version of the module.
At this point, you should be able to restart Apache and load up your “old” Trac on Python 2.6, but with the error message that “svn” support is not installed.
A pre-built version of this can be found here:
Python SVN bindings
old guide had instructions on how to build these yourself, but after that article was made,
“official” Python 2.6 bindings have been released.
Most recent version as of this writing is the
SVN 1.6.6 version of the bindings.
Replacing Apache DLLs to make libsvn work
Note: Only use these instructions if you experience problems, and/or you’re running a self-built version of the Python SVN bindings already.
There’s a slight difference between libapr-1.dll as supplied with Apache 2.2 and the one we built together with libsvn, so
the fix is to replace the one in your Apache2.2\bin folder with the one from your Python2.6\Lib\site-packages\libsvn folder (copy the libsvn_*.dlls from the same folder into the Apache2.2\bin folder if you still get problems).
Restarting Apache now should make Trac work fully, with Subversion support.