[mod_python] Problems with mod_python on OSX

Jacob Kaplan-Moss jacob at jacobian.org
Tue Sep 7 14:27:24 EDT 2004

Hey all --

I'm trying to get mod_python working on my PowerBook, and I'm running 
into a problem that's leaving me stumped.  I installed Apache2 from 
source, and built mod_python by doing:

	- ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/apache2 
	- Edit src/Makefile; add "OPT=-DEAPI" (line 28)
	- make && make install

I'm using the stock Python (2.3), and this seems to work; 
/usr/local/apache2/bin/apachectl start works, and I see:

	[Tue Sep 07 13:15:21 2004] [notice] Apache/2.0.50 (Unix) 
	Python/2.3 configured -- resuming normal operations

in my Apache error log.

However, any time I try to use mod_python, I get an internal service 
error, and the error log contains only this cryptic line:

	[Tue Sep 07 13:15:37 2004] [warn] Cannot get media type from 

Right now, I'm doing the bare basics; here's the relevant section of my 

     <Directory "/Users/jacob/Sites/PyTest">
         AddHandler mod_python .py
         PythonHandler test
         PythonDebug On

and test.py contains:

	from mod_python import apache

	def handler(req):
		req.content_type = "text/plain"
		req.wite("It worked")
		return apache.OK

Does anyone have any idea what's going on?

Thanks a bunch,


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