Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of TracUpgrade

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  • TracUpgrade

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     1= Upgrade Instructions = 
     4A [TracEnvironment Trac environment] needs to be upgraded before it can be used with Trac 0.11. This document describes the steps necessary to upgrade an environment. 
     6Environment upgrades are not necessary for minor version releases unless otherwise noted.  
     8== Instructions == 
     10Typically, there are four steps involved in upgrading to a newer version of Trac: 
     12=== Update the Trac Code === 
     14Get the new version as described in TracInstall, or your operating system specific procedure. 
     16If you do a manual (not operating system specific) upgrade, you should also stop any running Trac server before the installation. Doing "hot" upgrades is not advised, especially not on Windows ([trac:ticket:7625 #7265]). 
     18You may also want to remove the pre-existing Trac code by deleting the `trac` directory from the Python `lib/site-packages` directory, or remove Trac .eggs from former versions. 
     19The location of the site-packages directory depends on the operating system, and the location in which Python was installed. However, the following locations are common: 
     20 * If you’re using Linux: /usr/lib/python2.X/site-packages 
     21 * If you’re using Windows: C:\Python2.X\lib\site-packages 
     22 * If you’re using MacOSX: /Library/Python2.X/site-packages 
     24You may also want to remove the Trac `cgi-bin`, `htdocs`, `templates` and `wiki-default` directories that are commonly found in a directory called `share/trac` (the exact location depends on your platform). 
     26This cleanup is not mandatory, but it makes it easier to troubleshoot issues later on, as you won't waste your time looking at code or templates from a previous release that are not being used anymore... As usual, make a backup before actually deleting things. 
     28If you had the webadmin plugin installed, you can now uninstall it as it is now part of the Trac code base. 
     30=== Upgrade the Trac Environment === 
     32After restarting, Trac should show the instances which need a manual upgrade via the automated upgrade scripts to ease the pain. These scripts are run via [TracAdmin trac-admin]: 
     34trac-admin /path/to/projenv upgrade 
     37This command will do nothing if the environment is already up-to-date. 
     39Note that if you are using a PostgreSQL database, this command will fail with the message that the environment can only be backed up when you use an SQLite database. This means that you will have to backup the repository and the database manually. Then, to perform the actual upgrade, run: 
     41trac-admin /path/to/projenv upgrade --no-backup 
     44If you are using custom CSS styles or modified templates in the templates directory of the TracEnvironment, you will need to convert them to the Genshi way of doing things. To continue to use your style sheet, follow the instructions at TracInterfaceCustomization#SiteAppearance. 
     46=== Update the Trac Documentation === 
     48Every [TracEnvironment Trac environment] includes a copy of the Trac documentation for the installed version. As you probably want to keep the included documentation in sync with the installed version of Trac, [TracAdmin trac-admin] provides a command to upgrade the documentation: 
     50trac-admin /path/to/projenv wiki upgrade 
     53Note that this procedure will of course leave your `WikiStart` page intact. 
     55=== Site Templates === 
     56The templating engine has changed in 0.11, please look at TracInterfaceCustomization for more information. 
     58=== Trac Macros, Plugins === 
     59The Trac macros will need to be adapted, as the old-style wiki-macros are not supported anymore (due to the drop of [trac:ClearSilver ClearSilver] and the HDF); they need to be converted to the new-style macros, see WikiMacros. When they are converted to the new style, they need to be placed into the plugins directory instead and not wiki-macros, which is no longer scanned for macros or plugins. 
     61=== For CGI users === 
     63For those who run Trac under the CGI environment, run this command in order to obtain the trac.cgi file: 
     65trac-admin /path/to/env deploy /deploy/directory/path 
     68This will create a deploy directory with the following two subdirectories: `cgi-bin` and `htdocs`. Move those directories to your environment directory, and then update your Apache configuration file `httpd.conf` with this new `trac.cgi` location. 
     70=== Restart the Web Server === 
     71If you are not running [wiki:TracCgi CGI], reload the new Trac code by restarting your web server. 
     73== Known Issues == 
     74=== parent dir === 
     75If you use a trac parent env configuration and one of the plugins in one child does not work, none of the children work. 
     76=== some core modules won't load ===  
     77This can happen in particular with Python 2.3 on Windows when upgrading without uninstalling first. 
     78Some modules were previously capitalized and were changed to lower case, e.g. trac/ became trac/ You may find such messages in the Trac log: 
     80ERROR: Skipping "trac.about = trac.about": (can't import "No module named about") 
     82Remove the `Lib/site-packages/trac` folder and reinstall. 
     83=== Wiki Upgrade === 
     84`trac-admin` will not delete or remove pages that were in version 0.10 but now are not in version 0.11, such as WikiMacros. 
     86== Changing Database Backend == 
     87== SQLite to PostgreSQL == 
     89The [ sqlite2pg] script on [] has been written to assist in migrating a SQLite database to a PostgreSQL database 
     91== Older Versions == 
     93For upgrades from versions older than Trac 0.10, refer first to trac:wiki:0.10/TracUpgrade. 
     95Note that downgrading from Trac 0.11 to Trac 0.10.4 or 0.10.5 is easy, but has to be done manually, e.g. 
     97$ sqlite3 db/trac.db "update system set value=20 where name='database_version'" 
     99(upgrade can be redone the normal way later on) 
     102See also: TracGuide, TracInstall