mod_python on OSX/Panther (was Re: [mod_python] mod_python / mod_php4 w/apache 2)

Justin Ryan jryan at
Tue Jun 8 17:33:17 EDT 2004

Nick - thanks..

As you suggested on IM, I added the directory containing the mod_python 
module to PythonPath in my httpd.conf.  I even went so far as to 
rebuild mod_python against fink's python b/c psycopg needs threading.

The only thing that I noticed of any significance is that when I first 
tried your fix of putting the pythonpath in, I'm pretty sure the 
error_log message changed from an ImportError to an error about 
PyThread_somethingorother.  Not 100% sure, but this error (which also 
occurs w/ cmdline python) eventually led me to rebuild against fink 

So, to sum up my current setup:

Darwin OSX/Panther 10.3.3
apache2 + python23 from
mod_python 3.1.3 from

./configure --with-python=/sw/bin/python --with-apxs2=/sw/sbin/apxs2
sudo make install


On Jun 7, 2004, at 8:57 AM, Nick wrote:

> It looks like either a mod_python installation problem, or else Python 
> is not looking in your site-packages directory under the python lib.  
> The indication here is that Python can't import apache from 
> mod_python, which is the file under mod_python directory in 
> site-packages.
> Nick
> Justin Ryan wrote:
>> and in error_log I get:
>> [Sat Jun 05 23:16:30 2004] [error] make_obcallback: could not import 
>> mod_python.apache.
>> ImportError: No module named mod_python.apache

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