[mod_python] mod_python install fails

Graham Dumpleton graham.dumpleton at gmail.com
Wed Apr 4 00:41:55 EDT 2007

On 04/04/07, Brian McCann <Brian.McCann at viziant.net> wrote:
> I'm trying to install mod_python on a RedHat4 enterprise server which has
> CollabNets's
> SVN runing with apache 2.2.3 installed I'm getting the following errors.
> any help would be greatly appreciated
> I ran config,make,make install, but get the errors below when I try to
> restart apache, here is the full out put from config, as you can see there a
> a few problems
> 1. I point to apxs2 but the config script ignores and uses apxs

But you use the wrong option to configure. There is no --with-apxs2
option, use --with-apxs instead:

./configure  --with-python=/usr/bin/python2.3
--with-apxs=/usr/sbin/apxs2 --with-flex=/usr/bin/flex

> 2. config uses apache 2.0.52 but should be using the one installed with
> CollabNetSVN 2.2.3
> I also put the apache restart error at the bottom of this comment
> Thanks,
> Brian
> *******************************************************************************
> [root at sirius1 mod_python-3.3.1]# ./configure
> --with-python=/usr/bin/python2.3 --with-apxs2=/usr/sbi
> n/apxs2 --with-flex=/usr/bin/flex
> checking for gcc... gcc
> checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
> checking whether the C compiler works... yes
> checking whether we are cross compiling... no
> checking for suffix of executables...
> checking for suffix of object files... o
> checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
> checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
> checking for gcc option to accept ANSI C... none needed
> checking for ar... ar
> checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
> checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
> checking for main in -lm... yes
> checking for an ANSI C-conforming const... yes
> checking your blood pressure... a bit high, but we can proceed
> configure: checking whether apxs is available...
> checking for --with-apxs... no
> checking for apxs in /usr/local/apache/sbin... no
> checking for apxs in your PATH... checking for apxs... /usr/sbin/apxs
> found /usr/sbin/apxs, we'll use this. Use --with-apxs to specify another.
> checking Apache version... 2.0.52
> checking for Apache libexec directory... /usr/lib/httpd/modules
> checking for Apache include directory... -I/usr/include/httpd
> checking for --with-python... /usr/bin/python2.3
> checking Python version... 2.3
> checking Python install prefix... /usr
> checking checking where python libraries are installed... /usr/lib/python2.3
> checking for Py_NewInterpreter in -lpython2.3... yes
> checking what libraries Python was linked with... -lpython2.3 -lpthread -ldl
> -lutil -lm
> checking linker flags used to link Python...
> checking where Python include files are... -I/usr/include/python2.3
> checking for --with-python-src... no
> checking for --with-mutex-dir... no
> Using MUTEX_DIR /tmp
> checking for --with-max-locks... no
> Using 8 MAX_LOCKS.
> checking for --with-flex... /usr/bin/flex
> found /usr/bin/flex, we'll use this. Use --with-flex to specify another.
> checking flex version... configure: WARNING: Flex version 2.5.4 found.
> Version 2.5.31 or greater is required. You can generally ignore this
> warning unless you need to regenerate psp_parser.c from psp_parse.l.
> If you do need regenerate psp_parser.c, use --with-flex to specify the
> location of the correct flex version. See the README for more information.
> configure: creating ./config.status
> config.status: creating Makefile
> config.status: creating src/Makefile
> config.status: creating Doc/Makefile
> config.status: creating src/include/mod_python.h
> config.status: creating test/Makefile
> config.status: creating test/testconf.py
> config.status: creating dist/setup.py
> config.status: creating dist/Makefile
> [root at sirius1 mod_python-3.3.1]#
> *****************************************************************
> Apache restart error
> [root at sirius1 bin]# apachectl restart
> httpd: Syntax error on line 55 of
> /etc/opt/CollabNet_Subversion/conf/httpd.conf: API module
> structure `python_module' in file /usr/lib/httpd/modules/m
> od_python.so is garbled - perhaps this is not an Apache module DSO?
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