When Trac "Available projects" starts as an empty page

Having to use Trac instead of our usual Drupal Project* setup for a new Drupal project, I just found out a problem which perplexed me for a moment: after following the instructions from the Trac site for a very basic setup, without SVN integration, all seems to work well, up to the point where I started the server.

# tracd --port 8000 /var/www/trac/proj1

The problem

... and went to my browser to http://www.example.com:8000/ only to receive an almost empty page, just saying "Available Projects" and nothing else. No error during trac-admin initenv. And the page was well-formed, showing it was likely not an actual bug.

Googling around the problem showed the issue to be already known, but offered no hint about the solution. What could be wrong ?

The solution

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Well, quite simply, although the default minimal install offers by default a SQLite DB store, it does not check whether SQLite is actually installed on the system, and of course it wasn't. A small apt-get install sqlite, and all was fixed.

D'oh !

Submitted byAnonymous (not verified)
onTue, 2012-01-17 20:32 Permalink

thx bro :)