[mod_python] Urgent Help Needed

Joseph Hepburne Healy j.healy at ugrad.unimelb.edu.au
Wed May 28 16:55:37 EST 2003


I have gone through similar difficulties with mandrake 9.0 and found it
was simplest to uninstall mandrakes apache and download source for apache
2 and modpython 3 and build
both of them. It was relatively easy, the only issue was the location of
the configuration files (/usr/local/apache2/conf i think) rather than /etc
but that is just a configure option (haven't had time to fix it)

If you install httpd-devel or apache-devel (can't remember what mandrake
calls it) you might get the apxs file. To find out which package doing:

urpmf apxs

should tell you what package to install. When using mandrake the easiest
way to install packages is to use (as root):

urpmi packagename

this should solve the dependencies and prompt you for the correct cds to

Hope this helps


On Wed, 28 May 2003, Graeme Matthew wrote:

> Hi all
> sorry to bug you all, but I am at the point of giving up. I have taken
off 2 
> days so I can do some python development and in true fashion I still after 
> bloody 8 hours cannot get modpython to work on linux that took 5 minutes on 
> windows !!! and I hate windows !!!!! this make me even more angry :-)
> I am using Mandrake 9.1 with this new Advanced Extranet Server that is 
> installed by default and it is causing lots of headaches !
> I cannot run the ./configure file as apxs is nowhere to be found on the 
> machine, yet there is dso support as they have included mod_perl etc. I have 
> now spent the last 3 hours trying to get the httpd-devel files, and this is 
> even worse as each time you get an rpm then there is another 50 rpms 
> dependencies (well not that much)
> Does anyone know where one can get a mod_python binary install for linux 
> just like the one that exists for Windows as I cannot afford to spend my 2 
> coding days trying to get mod_python working, if there is no such file then 
> thats fine, ill forget it all together.
> Is it worthwhile me blowing the entire Advanced Extranet Server (ADVX) 
> installation and getting building apache from scratch to get all the devel 
> files etc for modPython ?
> Any help will be appreciated as I do not know what to do now ...
> Many thanks
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