[mod_python] Vampire for module reloading

Julien jcigar at ulb.ac.be
Wed Jul 6 02:53:32 EDT 2005

On Wed, 2005-07-06 at 02:58 -0300, Gonzalo Sainz-Trápaga wrote:
> Hi,


> I am developing a web application in Python and I have advanced quite a
> bit. I always restart my Apache instance in order to have my modules
> reloaded when I modify them.

in place of import your_module try apache.import_module("your_module",
log=1, autoreload=1), and try the PythonAutoReload configuration

> Basically, my problem is I will be hosting the site on shared hosting,
> and therefore I can't restart the webserver. I have read that Vampire
> provides an alternate way to load modules that will make restarting
> Apache unnecesary.
> Still, when I browsed the website and navigated through the docs
> provided with Vampire, I found myself quite lost with it.
> I would like to know if I can install Vampire on a shared hosting
> computer to which I don't have root access (and probably just FTP
> access), and if it's possible to drop-in Vampire's module reloading
> system instead of mod_python's without major rewrites of my code.
> If this is possible, I would really appreciate some quick pointers and
> directions on how to accomplish this. Basically, some comments on the
> code snippet that appears under "Module Importing System" on Vampire's
> website would be great.
> Thanks in advance,
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