1. Alex Willmer
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= Tracd =

Tracd is a lightweight stand-alone Trac server. In most cases it's easier to setup and runs faster than trac.cgi.

'''Note: tracd is still experimental.'''

== Pros ==

 * Fewer dependencies: You don't need to install apache or any other web-server.
 * Fast: Should be as fast as the TracModPython version (much faster than the cgi).

== Cons ==

 * Less features: Tracd implements a very simple web-server and is not as configurable as apache.
 * Only htdigest authentication: Tracd can currently only authenticate users against apache-htdigest files.
 * No native https support: [http://www.rickk.com/sslwrap/ sslwrap] can be used instead.

== Usage examples ==

A single project on port 8080. (http://localhost:8080/)
 $ tracd -p 8080 /path/to/project
With more than one project. (http://localhost:8080/project1/ and http://localhost:8080/project2/)
 $ tracd -p 8080 /path/to/project1 /path/to/project2
With htdigest authentication. The file /tmp/users.htdigest contain user accounts for project1 with the realm "mycompany.com".
 $ tracd -p 8080 --auth project1,/tmp/users.htdigest,mycompany.com /path/to/project1
htdigest authentication can also be used for more than one project.
The digest file can be shared:
 $ tracd -p 8080 \
   --auth project1,/tmp/users.htdigest,mycompany.com \
   --auth project2,/tmp/users.htdigest,mycompany.com \
   /path/to/project1 /path/to/project2

== Tracd on Windows ==

tracd also works on Windows. But on that platform, 
the sensitivity on multithread issues is high.
tracd is not (yet!) very robust in multithread mode,
see for example #1401 and #1721 for some of the issues...

I recently found out that all the occasional problems 
(i.e. crashes) I had can be avoided by telling tracd 
to operate in single-threaded mode:
Index: trac/web/standalone.py
--- trac/web/standalone.py      (revision 1862)
+++ trac/web/standalone.py      (working copy)
@@ -124,7 +124,7 @@
         return auth['username']

-class TracHTTPServer(ThreadingMixIn, HTTPServer):
+class TracHTTPServer(HTTPServer):

     projects = None

== Generating passwords on Windows ==

If you don't have Apache available, you can use this Python script to generate your passwords (code borrowed heavily from #845):

from optparse import OptionParser
import md5

# build the options
usage = "usage: %prog [options]"
parser = OptionParser(usage=usage)
parser.add_option("-u", "--username",action="store", dest="username", type = "string",
                  help="the username for whom to generate a password")
parser.add_option("-p", "--password",action="store", dest="password", type = "string",
                  help="the password to use")
(options, args) = parser.parse_args()

# check options
if (options.username is None) or (options.password is None):
   parser.error("You must supply both the username and password")
# Generate the string to enter into the htdigest file
realm = 'trac'
kd = lambda x: md5.md5(':'.join(x)).hexdigest()
print ':'.join((options.username, realm, kd([options.username, realm, options.password])))

See also: [source:trunk/README.tracd#latest README.tracd], TracGuide, TracInstall, TracModPython