[mod_python] ImportError: No module named mptest

Graham Dumpleton grahamd at dscpl.com.au
Tue Oct 5 17:47:56 EDT 2004

On Oct 05 15:33, "Thomas Ryan" <thomas.ryan at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Unfortunately, the mod_python manual doesn't bother to mention the need to
> also extend PYTHONPATH.
> This is probably obvious to Python experts.
> For those of you who someday google this, and who have RTFM, but are still
> stuck with the "mptest module not found" import errors, try adding something
> like the  following to the <Directory> entry in your Apache config file:
> <Directory>
>    ....
>     AddHandler mod_python .py
>     PythonPath "['C:/Program Files/Apache Group/Apache2/htdocs']+sys.path"
>     PythonHandler mptest
>     PythonDebug ON
> </Directory>
> And stick the sample mptest.py in the htdocs directory referred to above.
> FWIW This is a Windows 2000 installation - Apache 2.0.5, mod_python 3.1.3
> For this configuration, Apache generated errors in the system event log
> complaining about too many <Directory> entries.
> The manual glossed over this little tidbit too, but there's a simple fix:
> add the mod_python stuff after the first <Directory> tag; don't make new
> ones.

If the mptest.py file is placed in the directory that mod_python is enabled for,
it should not be necessary to extend the Python path.

If your cut and paste is accurate, the issue may be that your <Directory>
specification doesn't actually mention a directory. The example in the documentation

  <Directory /some/directory/htdocs/test>
        AddHandler mod_python .py
        PythonHandler mptest
        PythonDebug On

See how a directory is listed inside <Directory> opening.

Change your definition to (or whatever is appropriate for path defintions on Win32):

  <Directory C:/Program Files/Apache Group/Apache2/htdocs>
     AddHandler mod_python .py
     PythonHandler mptest
     PythonDebug ON

Alternatively, don't do it in the httpd.conf file, instead create a .htaccess file
in the htdocs directory containing.

     AddHandler mod_python .py
     PythonHandler mptest
     PythonDebug ON
Graham Dumpleton (grahamd at dscpl.com.au)

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