[mod_python] Unable to import modules in subdirs

Brandon N woodsman at gmail.com
Thu Oct 27 15:10:05 EDT 2005

Hello all,
I am new to mod_python and would like to switch some existing code of mine
away from php. I'd be very happy to get up and running with python.

Unfortunately, I've run into a snag or two. I currently have an apache
httpd.conf of the following:

<Directory /var/www/localhost/htdocs/py>
SetHandler mod_python .py
PythonPath "['/var/www/localhost/htdocs/py',
PythonHandler mptest
PythonDebug On

And a directory of:

Admin/ LocalAdmin.py __init__.py mptest.py

__init__.py's contents:
__all__ = [ "Admin" ]

Admin.py __init__.py

__init__.py's contents:
import sys
sys.path.insert( 0, '../' )

both Admin and LocalAdmin have similar code of:
class LocalAdmin( object ):
def __init__( self ):
self._var = -1

def var( self ):
return self._var

Though Admin defines the class as RemoteAdmin

mptest.py is:
from mod_python import apache
import LocalAdmin
import Admin

def handler(req):
req.content_type = 'text/plain'

LA = LocalAdmin.LocalAdmin( )
#A = Admin.RemoteAdmin( )

req.write( "%s\n" % LA.var())
for l in dir( Admin ):
req.write( "%s\n" % l )
return apache.OK

This code works, with the output of


So RemoteAdmin is not seen, though I can in fact import Admin...

Uncommenting the A = ... line throws an expected exception given the dir

  File "/var/www/localhost/htdocs/py/mptest.py", line 17, in handler
    A = Admin.RemoteAdmin( )

AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'RemoteAdmin'

Everything in the py and py/Admin have permissions:

Any clues as to what I'm missing?

Thanks in advance for any insight!

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