[mod_python] Re: mod_python make install problem

Gregory (Grisha) Trubetskoy grisha at modpython.org
Mon Jan 28 13:40:57 EST 2002

If I recall correctly, the issue here is that until Python is installed
(i.e. make install was run), there is no way to determine some install
time parameters, such as where the lib directory is.

the last paragraph on this page talks about it a little bit:


On Mon, 28 Jan 2002, Lewis Bergman wrote:

> > Another reason could be that the getopt code from the Python 2.2
> > library is actually executed by an older Python interpreter that
> > doesn't know of list comprehensions.
> It seems that this explanation is correct. I had installed python2.2 on this
> machine with the make altinstall command as it is a RH7.2 install. simply
> using make install breaks all kinds of things including printing.
> So, somehow, even though the instructions were followed completely and the
> --with-python switch was pointing to the right place, the make install was
> somehow using the other 1.5.2 install of python.
> I used a spare machine, installed python2.2 as the only python and it worked.
> curious.
> I do get an error about mod_python being compiled without -DEAPI though. Is
> this something to worry about? Perhaps I forgot to compile 2.2 with the
> --with-threads=no option and this caused it?
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