I'm getting that error when trying to execute trac-admin /path/to/trac repository resync /path/to/svnroot/repo1

Both paths exist. I'm trying to use Trac 0.12 with several svn repositories. I could resync the first one without problems, but the second one causes that error. Now, I can't resync any of them. I always get a error like this:

$ trac-admin /path/to/trac repository resync /path/to/svnroot/repoN

TracError: Repository '/path/to/svnroot/repoN' not found.

And the repository does exist. Tested.

Software used: Ubuntu 10.04, Trac 0.12, Subversion 1.6.12, Python 2.6, Apache2 + mod_wsgi.

Things done:

  • Svn repositories created and tested, working well.

  • Trac initenv and deploy admin operations executed in trac directory.

  • Apache configured adding these lines to /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/ dav_svn.conf:


My repos are /path/to/svnroot/repo1 and /path/to/svnroot/repo2.

And these lines were added to /etc/apache2/conf.d/trac.project.conf


Same passwords are used for svn and trac: /etc/apache2/dav_svn.passwd, created with htpasswd.

Any clues about the TracError problem? Thanks in advance,

Best regards, Jorge

3 Answers 3


In fact, when you use trac-admin /path/to/trac repository resync myrepository you have to specify myrepository by it's name and not by it's path (repoN in your case).


I think I solved my problem. The trick was to execute:

trac-admin /path/to/projenv repository resync '*'

With that instruction, I could resync all my repos :-).

Thanks for your help!

  • it also list repos, which helped me since my repos had trailing '?' not seen in trac
    – Fantastory
    Sep 11, 2014 at 8:31

Based on the documentation, I'm guessing that at some point you were supposed to assign the repository some kind of name for that path with the

repository add <repos> <path>

command, then all of the other commands refer to that <repos> name instead of the <path>.

  • I added the repository from trac admin the first time, and it worked. But when I tried with the second repository (add from admin page and the resync from console) I get that error. And I'm a bit confused about the add command syntax <repos> = path to my repository?, what is <path>? Jun 15, 2011 at 22:28
  • I think it's supposed to be a name (I use trac without svn so I'm not sure). Like repository add MyProject /some/directory/somewhere then you have a repository that trac calls "MyProject" and every other trac command uses "MyProject" rather than "/some/directory/somewhere".
    – DerfK
    Jun 15, 2011 at 22:54
  • I can add the repo with this instruction, and it appears in the trac "Browse Source" section, but without code. If I try to execute trac-admin resync (I had to do it with the first repo) I get a "Error: repository not found" message. And it exists :-( Jun 17, 2011 at 9:41

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