[mod_python] need working fix for 'import site' aka 'ImportError' aka'make_obcallback' error

kevin douglas fitnah55 at hotmail.com
Mon Jun 9 14:44:55 EST 2003

this is running with:

mandrake 9.1 (bamboo)
apache 2.0.46
mod_python 3.0.3
python 2.2.2

mandrake 9.1 requires python rpm be installed for libuser which is
for passwd, so there's no way (even with a completely minimal install)
run w/o a python carcass laying around w/o screwing things up a bit one
or another

i really do need some kind of direction for how to tackle this problem

-----Original Message-----
From: mod_python-bounces at modpython.org
[mailto:mod_python-bounces at modpython.org] On Behalf Of kevin douglas
Sent: Monday, June 09, 2003 4:16 AM
To: mod_python at modpython.org
Subject: [mod_python] need working fix for 'import site' aka
'ImportError' aka'make_obcallback' error

i've spent hours trying to tweak perms and paths and add debugging to
glean any kind of adequate fix

i never had this problem with mod_python before... maybe it is a problem
with the 'worker' setup, i dunno

these are the three repeated errors:

'import site' failed; use -v for traceback
ImportError: No module named mod_python.apache
[Sun Jun 08 00:06:50 2003] [error] make_obcallback: could not import

PythonEnablePdb doesn't work because it doesn't make it that far

i've done a million different things with the /usr/lib /usr/local/lib
difference including copying across, adding .pth files all over the
place, adding PYTHONHOME and PYTHONPATH into apachectl etc, nothing is

it gives the error 5 times on 'apachectl stop' in the log file so I'm
assuming it's a per process problem maybe related to the 'worker' setup,
but that's the whole point of apache2 so I am at a loss as to how to

i've been using mod_python since winter of 1998 off and on

please help thanks

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