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= Installing and running Trac on Mac OSX =

Fink ( can be used to install most of Trac's dependencies:
 $ apt-get install sqlite
 $ fink install svn-client svn-swig-py

Subversion is currently in fink's unstable tree (this will probably change soon).
This means that you have to use fink to compile the packages instead of simply using
apt-get to download the binaries directly. This will take some time but should work.

The last two dependencies (pysqlite and clearsilver) can't be installed using fink, 
you have to download and install them manually.

== clearsilver ==

Download latest version from Compile it with Python 
support and install it in the fink prefix.
 $ ./configure --prefix=/sw/ --with-python=/sw/bin/python2.3
 $ make install
You might have to modify some some hard coded /usr/local/bin/python path to /sw/bin/python2.3 
in some file when running {{{make install}}}.

== pysqlite ==

The file {{{}}} in the pysqlite distribution doesn't recognize the darwin platform so you'll
have to add the following lines to {{{}}} (it should be quite obvious where):
elif sys.platform == "darwin":
    include_dirs = ['/sw/include/']
    library_dirs = ['/sw/lib/']
    libraries = [sqlite]
    runtime_library_dirs = []
    extra_objects = []

After that modification the installation should simply be:
 $ /sw/bin/python2.3 ./ install

== Installing Trac itself ==

You should now be all set to install Trac using the TracInstall instructions. Make sure to use
{{{/sw/bin/python2.3}}} when running the {{{}}} script.

I had some problems getting apples personal web-server (apache 1.3) to run trac.cgi with the correct
python interpreter (/sw/bin/python2.3) so I placed this dummy {{{trac.cgi}}} in
#! /bin/sh
/sw/bin/python2.3 /somewhere/cgi-bin/trac.cgi

Keep in mind that these instructions were written from the top of my mind and might be
incomplete and contain some errors. If you find any errors please correct them by
editing this page and/or contacting me -- JonasBorgstrom