[mod_python] make_obcallback(): could not import mod_python.apache.

Gregory Trubetskoy grisha at modpython.org
Sun Jun 11 09:52:19 EST 2000

If your Apache runs as nobody and the python library is not world
readable, you will get this error too.

  Gregory (Grisha) Trubetskoy
       grisha at modpython.org

On Sun, 11 Jun 2000, Hr. Daniel Mikkelsen wrote:

> Hi. 
> I'm getting this error in my mail apache error_log when I try to start
> httpd after having added mod_python 2.3 as a DSO:
> make_obcallback(): could not import mod_python.apache.
> make_obcallback(): could not call init.
> [Sun Jun 11 14:33:49 2000] [error] python_init: get_obcallback returned no
>   obCallBack. Possibly no more memory.
> In version 2.2, I had the same problem (I switched to 2.3 while trying to
> figure it out), with two exceptions. The last line in the error message
> wasn't there, and apache didn't fail in starting (only in running .py test
> files). 
> Now, when I ran httpdapy, earlier, I had a very similar problem with
> tracebacks about how it couldn't load certain python modules (apache.py
> for instance), and apache failed to load in the same way. I solved the
> problem by setting the PYTHONPATH correctly.
> Changing PYTHONPATH doesn't seem to work now, however. I have the .py
> files wich came with mod_python 2.3 in my
> /usr/local/lib/python1.5/site-packages directory. I have compiled a
> threadless python that expects (I assume, having given no --prefix=...
> statement to its ./configure) to find scripts there. I've linked my
> mod_python DSO with this verison of python. 
> My setup is an OpenBSD 2.6 (using the apache that comes bundled), Python
> 1.5, enough memory (128Mb of which 81 are reported "free" byt top).
> I'm trying to load the test.py given in the installation docs, and the
> zhello.py given in the zhandler docs. 
> Any ideas?
> -- Daniel Mikkelsen, Copyleft Software
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