[mod_python] Trouble installing mod_python

Michael S. Fischer michael at dynamine.net
Fri Dec 12 12:36:06 EST 2003

I'm just telling you what works for me.  (I'm running OS X Server 10.2, 
and so YMMV).

Do you know if OS X Server 10.3 ships with libpython2.3.a or 
libpython2.3.dylib?  If not, you'll still need Fink and the python2.2 

I wouldn't fret it about too much unless there's some Python 2.3 feature 
that is absolutely required for your application.


Kevin Ballard wrote:

> Why would I want to install python2.2 when OS X comes with Python 2.3?  
> And why is this a prerequisite when the include files are in  
> /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.3/include/ 
> python2.3/ and the makefile can find them?
> On Dec 12, 2003, at 3:16 PM, Michael S. Fischer wrote:
>> 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.

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