[mod_python] No module named _apache from inside apache

John Raines jrraines at comcast.net
Mon Sep 20 20:15:25 EDT 2004

thanks I'll give it a try!
On Sep 20, 2004, at 1:45 PM, mod_python user wrote:

> John Raines wrote:
>> Subject:
>> [mod_python] No module named _apache from inside apache
>> I continue to get this error message...
> <snip />
>> ImportError: No module named _apache
> Hi John,
> I have a solution, but I can't tell you exactly why it works, only that
> it does.  There is probably a different and better way to do it.
> I'm pretty new to python and by extension, mod_python, but I 
> encountered
> your situation once before. I was trying to use "_apache.parse_qs" and
> "_apache.parse_qsl".
> The _apache module appears to be built-in to mod_python; furthermore, 
> it
> seems to be directly available *only* to other modules in the 
> mod_python
> directory.  So, in the mod_python directory I created a file,
> "mp_helper.py", whose contents consist of only one line: "import
> _apache".  Then, within my own application I include this line: "from
> mod_python import mp_helper".
> After that I was able to access parse_qs and parse_qsl as
> mp_helper.parse_qs and mp_helper.parse_qsl.
> Hope that is useful to you,
> Mike Wright
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