[mod_python] Trouble building mod_python from soruce on RHEL4 64bit

Graham Dumpleton grahamd at dscpl.com.au
Thu Oct 19 18:09:38 EDT 2006

Have you ever tried to build any other third party extension module for
Python which incorporates a C code component. For example, if you get
down cElementTree can you build it. Doing this might confirm whether
it is an issue with your installation of Python or something else.


Christopher Taylor wrote ..
> Hello all,
> I'm running RHEL4 ES on a 2 proc x86_64 server.
> I installed python 2.4 on top of python 2.3 with make altinstall so I
> had to build mod_python to use /usr/bin/python2.4 instead of
> /usr/bin/python (which points to /usr/bin/python2.3 for the sake of
> not breaking RH).
> Well, when I try and compile up mod_python it breaks when trying to
> link in /usr/lib/libpython2.4.a:
> /usr/bin/ld: /usr/lib/python2.4/config/libpython2.4.a(abstract.o):
> relocation R_X86_64_32 against `a local symbol' can not be used when
> making a shared object; recompile with -fPIC
> /usr/lib/python2.4/config/libpython2.4.a: could not read symbols: Bad value
> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> apxs:Error: Command failed with rc=65536
> Can someone please help with this?  I think it's a problem with the
> configure script either for mod-python or python.  Not entirely sure.
> Respectfully,
> Christopher Taylor
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