[mod_python] Getting mptest.py to work

Johann Spies jspies at sun.ac.za
Wed Jan 19 05:13:14 EST 2005

This is my first question on the list.  I have seen messages in the
archive (using google) asking the same thing, but nothing that
indicated a solution.

My system:  Debian Sid with 

libapache2-mod-pyth 3.1.3-2.2
apache2             2.0.52-3 
python2.3           2.3.4-19

I have created /var/www/test with the following files:


<Directory /var/www/test/>
   AddHandler mod_python .py
   PythonHandler mptest
   PythonDebug On



from mod_python import apache

def handler(req):
    req.write("Hello World!")
    return apache.OK

 I have added the 'req.content_type="text/html"' part after a
 suggestion somewhere to a user with a similar problem than mine, but
 that did not make any difference.

Apache does not produce any error message about this setup.  It just
does not use mod-python and Firefox does not know what to do with the
file mptest.py

O, and I have this in /etc/apache2/mods-enabled:

drwxr-xr-x  8 root root 4096 2005-01-18 16:22 ..
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root   38 2005-01-18 16:34 cache.load -> /etc/apache2/mods-available/cache.load
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root   37 2005-01-18 16:22 cgid.conf -> /etc/apache2/mods-available/cgid.conf
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root   37 2005-01-18 16:22 cgid.load -> /etc/apache2/mods-available/cgid.load
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root   33 2005-01-18 16:36 mod_python.load -> ../mods-available/mod_python.load
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root   43 2005-01-18 16:22 proxy_html.load -> /etc/apache2/mods-available/proxy_html.load
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root   40 2005-01-18 16:32 rewrite.load -> /etc/apache2/mods-available/rewrite.load
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root   40 2005-01-18 16:22 userdir.conf -> /etc/apache2/mods-available/userdir.conf
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root   40 2005-01-18 16:22 userdir.load -> /etc/apache2/mods-available/userdir.load
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root   44 2005-01-18 16:33 vhost_alias.load -> /etc/apache2/mods-available/vhost_alias.load

How do I progress from here?


Johann Spies          Telefoon: 021-808 4036
Informasietegnologie, Universiteit van Stellenbosch

     "The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my 
      salvation; he is my God, and I will prepare him an 
      habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt him."   
                       Exodus 15:2 

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