[mod_python] A newbie question

Karl Kobata karl.kobata at syncira.com
Sun Jun 25 10:42:03 EDT 2006

Initial thought.  To compile and install 3.2.8, I believe needs flex 2.5.33
or newer.  RHN has flex 2.5.4.  you will need to make sure that this is
current.  I would suggest when using the .configure, that options for flex,
python, and apxs be fully specified to insure that you know which versions
have be used to build mod_python.


It may be easier to start with what RHN provides for their servers.  ES
packages should work on AS.  The latest released for ES is python 2.3.4-14.x
and mod_python 3.1.3-5.x.

- rename or move flex, and python binaries if applicable from /usr/local/bin
.  if the default paths have not been modified, this directory will be
searched before /usr/bin.

- install python first - "up2date python" - if up2date fails, one strong
possibilities is that the python it files does not have the correct scripts
in the site-packages directory under the pythonx.x directory.  Next, using
this command will also resolve any dependencies needed to make python work.
All should be done as root.

- next install mod_python - "up2date python" - this should address
installing and resolving dependencies.

- check install and version

- "python -V" - see version above

- "which python" - should show "/usr/bin/python"

- check if mod_python.so installed in "/etc/httpd/modules"

- add the required changes into the .conf file -

            - add the load directive for mod_python.so

            - test if the server will read the .so file correctly

                        - stop the server - "/sbin/service httpd stop"

                        - execute "/usr/sbin/httpd -X -e DEBUG - the list of
.so files loading should scroll by, mod_python.so should be in this list.

- assuming no errors/warnings to this point, restart the web server -
"/sbin/service httpd restart

- now you will need to add into "python.conf" the <Directory.> directives,
the restart server.


Hope this helps.

Good luck.




From: mod_python-bounces at modpython.org
[mailto:mod_python-bounces at modpython.org] On Behalf Of JWang at fhsu.edu
Sent: Saturday, June 24, 2006 9:09 AM
To: mod_python at modpython.org
Subject: [mod_python] A newbie question


I attempted to install Apache 2.0.54 (or Apache 2.2), python 2.4 and
mod_python 3.2.8 on AS 4 from source codes, but I failed. The mod_python
does not generate mod_python.so. Does anyone  run into the same problem and
have a solution to fix it? Thanks! JW 

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