[mod_python] Problems with PythonAuthenHandler on Red Hat 8.0?

T.-S. Yang tsyang at webtech360.com
Thu Dec 26 13:56:52 EST 2002


I'm able to reproduce the error that you described using RedHat 8.
The problem is fixed under ReHat 8.0.92 (Phoebe).

I don't know the cause of the problem. The related packages in Phoebe


Happy Holidays,

Jim Thario wrote:
> Hi. I recently stared working with mod_python. I am using the stock Red
> Hat 8.0 installation which includes:
> httpd-2.0.40-11
> python-2.2.1-17
> mod_python-3.0.0-10
> I am having trouble with the example from "3.4 Now something More
> Complicated - Authentication". My configuration in httpd.conf looks like:
> <Directory /var/www/html/python>
>         AddHandler python-program .py
>         PythonHandler myscript
>         PythonAuthenHandler myscript
>         PythonDebug On
>         AuthType Basic
>         AuthName "Restricted Area"
>         require valid-user
> </Directory>
> After getting prompted for the user and password, I get a "Server error!"
> page and an entry in the /var/log/httpd/error_log:
> "configuration error:  couldn't check user.  No user file?: /python"
> Apache seems to want an AuthUserFile in there to read. The best I can
> guess is there is a problem with the version of mod_python shipped with
> Red Hat 8.0.
> Any ideas?
> Thanks in advance,
> Jim

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