[mod_python] Returned filename question

Graham Dumpleton grahamd at dscpl.com.au
Thu Jan 4 16:21:57 EST 2007

Martijn Moeling wrote ..
> One other Interesting thing is that since I started to compile MP myself
> (not using standard installed or RMP versions). The creation of .pyc
> (and or .pyo) files stopped working. I have read some articles in the
> mailinglist archives I found about that, but they seem to be protection
> related, and I have not changed a bit other than an upgrade to Python
> 2.5 and then an upgrade of MP to 3.3.0b, any suggestions?

In mod_python 3.3, the new module importer does not use the standard
Python module importer mechanisms for dealing with file based modules
which are to be candidates for module reloading. As a consequence, you
will no longer see .pyc or .pyo files. Such files were often a security hole
anyway, as many didn't properly setup Apache so as to prevent users
from downloading them. As a consequence, someone could decompile
them and perhaps get sensitive information out of them.


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