[mod_python] Trouble installing mod_python

Michael S. Fischer michael at dynamine.net
Fri Dec 12 12:16:15 EST 2003

The default Makefile that configure creates is not quite right on OS X.

Assuming you've installed Fink and the python22 package (which is an 
implicit prerequisite for mod_python on OS X), you'll need to run 
configure like so:

env LDFLAGS="-L/sw/lib/python2.2/config -lpython2.2" ./configure

Also note that even though you've already told mod_python the path to 
python, you'll need to tell it again by prepending /sw/bin to the PATH 
before executing Apache 2.0.


Kevin Ballard wrote:
> I'm running Mac OS X 10.3 with Apache 2 installed (via the Complete 
> Apache 2 installer package) and I'm trying to install mod_python (latest 
> from CVS). I ./configure and make and make install it fine, but when I 
> add the LoadModule line to my httpd.conf file and do a Check Syntax I 
> get the following error:
> Syntax error on line 1099 of /Library/Apache2/conf/httpd.conf:
> Cannot load /Library/Apache2/modules/mod_python.so into server: dyld: 
> /Library/Apache2/bin/httpd Undefined symbols:
> _PyExc_AttributeError
> _PyExc_IOError
> _PyExc_IndexError
> _PyExc_KeyError
> _PyExc_RuntimeError
> _PyExc_StopIteration
> _PyExc_TypeError
> _PyExc_ValueError
> _PyInt_Type
> _PyList_Type
> _PyObject_GenericGetAttr
> _PyObject_GenericSetAttr
> _PyString_Type
> _PyType_Type
> _Py_OptimizeFlag
> __Py_NoneStruct
> __Py_NotImplementedStruct
> line 1099 is my LoadModule for mod_python. Why am I getting this error 
> and how can I fix it?

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