[mod_python] update from 3.2.8 to 3.2.10

Deron Meranda deron.meranda at gmail.com
Wed Aug 9 15:46:51 EDT 2006

On 8/9/06, Alex Greif <alex.greif at gmail.com> wrote:
> I run apache2.0.55 with mod_python 3.2.8 currently and want to upgrade
> to 3.2.10.
> is it ok to install 3.2.10 with configure make make install and
> override the old files, or do I have to first remove the 3.2.8
> installation somehow?

That depends on your operating system and how your 3.2.8 version
was installed.

Generally 3.2.10 is backwards compatible with 3.2.8, so you should
be able to just substitute (overwrite) during the install.  However
do be sure to read the release notes and changes carefully (which
you can find on the modpython.org website).  Also follow best
practices for any sort of software update (do backups, etc).

You will probably need to restart your apache webserver regardless
of operating system.

If you are using an RPM-based Linux system, for example, and
your 3.2.8 mod_python was installed from an RPM package, but
now you are compiling 3.2.10 directly from source; you'll probably
want to remove the RPM package first so it no longer tries to
manage the files or any updates/patches to then.  Such as

   rpm --erase mod_python

Of course you're best if you completely shut down apache httpd
while you do this whole process.

Deron Meranda

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