[mod_python] Can't seem to get mod_python working, please help me

Dan Eloff dan.eloff at gmail.com
Sun Jan 15 17:32:10 EST 2006

I installed mod_python on my XP pro system with apache 2.0.55 and
python 2.4.2 I get an internal server error when trying to load any

I added this to the bottom of my conifg file, and added the load
module statement as well.

<Directory />
        AddHandler mod_python .py
        PythonHandler mptest
        PythonDebug On

The module seems to be loading correctly. mod_python also seems to be
installed correctly, when I try and import mod_python from an
interpreter it says it can't find _apache.

The relevant lines from the log file are pasted below. The url I try
to access is localhost/test.py, which doesn't exist, but I don't think
that matters to mod_python, it will try to handle it anyway, but never
seems to get that far.

What are some things I should check or some things I can try to get it working?


[Sun Jan 15 13:53:32 2006] [notice] Apache/2.0.55 (Win32)
mod_python/3.2.2b Python/2.4.2 PHP/5.1.1 configured -- resuming normal
[Sun Jan 15 13:53:32 2006] [notice] Server built: Oct  9 2005 19:16:56
[Sun Jan 15 13:53:32 2006] [notice] Parent: Created child process 2716
[Sun Jan 15 13:53:32 2006] [notice] mod_python: Creating 8 session
mutexes based on 0 max processes and 10 max threads.
[Sun Jan 15 13:53:32 2006] [notice] Child 2716: Child process is running
[Sun Jan 15 13:53:32 2006] [notice] Child 2716: Acquired the start mutex.
[Sun Jan 15 13:53:32 2006] [notice] Child 2716: Starting 10 worker threads.
[Sun Jan 15 13:57:02 2006] [error] make_obcallback: could not import
[Sun Jan 15 13:57:02 2006] [error] python_handler: no interpreter
callback found.
[Sun Jan 15 13:57:02 2006] [error] [client] python_handler:
Can't get/create interpreter.

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