[mod_python] configuring mod_python in Debian 2.2

Raynald de Lahondes lahondes at pasteur.fr
Thu Aug 17 18:12:09 EST 2000

I am interested in mod_python but have difficulties in configuring the
program. I am using Debian 2.2 binaries, id est:

apache 1.3.9
python 1.5.2

I successfully compiled the lib and installed them in

the "compileall.py" was ok.

I compiled mod_python as suggested with apxs tool

apxs -I /usr/include/python1.5 -c mod_python.c \
/usr/lib/python1.5/config/libpython1.5.a -lpthread

and copied the resulting mod_python.so in /usr/lib/apache/1.3/

I modified the httpd.conf as suggested (first module, cf FAQ):
LoadModule python_module /usr/lib/apache/1.3/mod_python.so

(apache started OK)
I modified srm.conf (resource file for apache in Debian)

AddHandler python-program .py
PythonHandler test
PythonDebug On

and restarted apache again.

Then I create /var/www/test

and put the example test.py in /var/www/test/test.py

access to http://localfile/test/anything.py

generate an error: (in apache/error.log)

[Thu Aug 17 17:29:03 2000] [error] PythonHandler test: Traceback\
(innermost last):
[Thu Aug 17 17:29:03 2000] [error] PythonHandler test:   File\
"/usr/lib/python1.5/mod_python/apache.py", line 113, in Dispatch
[Thu Aug 17 17:29:03 2000] [error] PythonHandler test:   File\
"/usr/lib/python1.5/mod_python/apache.py", line 246, in import_module
[Thu Aug 17 17:29:03 2000] [error] PythonHandler test: ImportError: No\
module named test

I tried to check directly with python libs but I can't:

>>> from mod_python import apache
Traceback (innermost last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
  File "/usr/lib/python1.5/mod_python/apache.py", line 18, in ?
ImportError: No module named _apache

I have done nearly all I could do with the documentation I have, I need some
help please !

Raynald de Lahondes
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