[mod_python] ModPython on FreeBSD - install process

Sean Leach sleach at netlojix.com
Fri Jun 11 16:45:37 EDT 2004

Here is what we have done many times with Python, FreeBSD, Apache2, 
ModPython (we prefer source on apache and mod_python on BSD over port 

1. Install python2.3 via ports (simple make install)
2. Install apache2 via source with:

./configure --enable-threads --enable-ssl <and whatever mods you need>

3. Install mod_python3.1.3 via source with:

./configure  --with-python=/usr/local/bin/python \ 

Make install's all around, and it works fine.  Have done this with 
FreeBSD 4.7, 4.8, 4.9, 5.2 etc.

i.e. nothing special...

Hope that helps,

Gregory (Grisha) Trubetskoy wrote:
> I don't see any reason why you should compile Python without threads on
> FreeBSD.
> The easiest way to install mod_python on FreeBSD is to do it from the
> ports collection IMO.
> Grisha
> On Wed, 9 Jun 2004, Krishna Srinivasan wrote:
>>Are the following steps correct for a clean install ?
>>- Install python with option '--without-threads'
>>- Install apache (no special options)
>>- Install mod_python with apxs and python
>>options during 'configure' (pointing to
>>the right locations)
>>- setenv LD_PRELOAD to '/usr/lib/libc_r.so'
>>This is what I did but still got
>>the "PyThread_Delete" error.
>>[I managed to get away with a different
>>mod_python.so from a different but
>>similar config machine].
>>FreeBSD 4.9, Python 2.2.3, Apache 2.0.48, ModPy 3.1.3
>>Is there something else that needs to be done ?
>>Please let me know,
>>Mod_python mailing list
>>Mod_python at modpython.org
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