[mod_python] Problems with mp tutorial

Matthew Kurjanowicz mkurjano at tjhsst.edu
Mon Dec 2 22:10:08 EST 2002

Hi there,
First off, I'm new to the list, so if this question has been answered, I
am sorry.  I checked the archives and documentation but could not find
anything helpful in this case.

I am running a new, clean install of RH 8.0, with Apache 2.0.40 (rpm rev
8) and mod_python 3.0.0 (rpm rev 10).  I try the first part of the
tutorial (just hello world) and it works fine.  However, when I try to run
the authentication part of the tutorial, I get these errors (relevent part
of error_log listed below).  Apache is asking for the AuthUserFile of some
sort.  I've used Apache before, and know about basic authentication using
the files, but I'd love to be able to use python.  Any assistance is
Let me know if you need more info or any different files.
Thanks for your time,
Matt Kurjanowicz (mkurjano at tjhsst.edu)

[Sun Dec 01 23:53:28 2002] [notice] Digest: generating secret for digest
authentication ...
[Sun Dec 01 23:53:28 2002] [notice] Digest: done
[Sun Dec 01 23:53:29 2002] [notice] Apache/2.0.40 (Red Hat Linux)
configured -- resuming normal operations
[Sun Dec 01 23:53:40 2002] [crit] [client] configuration error:
couldn't check user.  No user file?: /python/authen.py, referer:
[Sun Dec 01 23:53:57 2002] [crit] [client] configuration error:
couldn't check user.  No user file?: /python/a.py

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