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Trac Import Specifics, Database not found in trac.ini

I am attempting to import into JIRA from Trac.  First unpacked my tar.gz export and repackaged as a .zip.  The first compliant was that conf/trac.ini was not found, so I created a folder called conf and put the trac.ini in there, re-zipped and tried again.  There is an error now that says "You database configuration stored in trac.ini is empty."  That complaint seems reasonable,  I see nothing in the trac.ini that seems to have to do with the location of a database.

This set of instructions mentions that the JIRA needs to be able to access the url of the database, along with the note that neither localhosts nor sockets will work:

The server from which this project was taken has been brought down.  I have only this backup file.  The file trac.db, is included in the zip file.  Is there some way I can signal the importer that it has access to the database locally?  Setting up a second database server and loading the database onto it so that JIRA can import it seems a little extreme when there is a copy of the database included in the upload.

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The same server would be the most convenient place to load the database.  I've had trouble aliasing that servers name to itself, because it has a DNS server on board as well.  I expect avoiding "localhost"  might be painful, but perhaps I could use it's IP address.

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