[mod_python] Point of frustration/disappointment

Jorey Bump list at joreybump.com
Thu Jul 28 15:28:32 EDT 2005

Jim Popovitch wrote:
> Folks, I guess I am mostly disappointed in the lack of support for
> Python2 in mod_python.  I've been struggling to get mod_python to work
> with python2, but there is so much mis-information around that my
> process has reached a deadend.
> I tried to correct entry 2.21 in the FAQ, it's just plain wrong, but was
> unable to make any changes.  I search for a way to edit the FAQ, and ran
> across the PSF(?), (another deadend?)  All I want to do is use
> mod_python, so I don't think the PSF is a place for me to be involved.
> Back to my rant... Why does mod_python ignore Python2?  Here's a similar
> email from 2002 that went unanswered:
> http://www.modpython.org/pipermail/mod_python/2002-May/012624.html
> Is there some low-key politics involved?  Is it time for a mod_python2
> project?  I want to help, just unsure if it's even worth it.  I've had
> excellent experiences with Python2 and Mailman.  However it is
> interesting to note that Mailman avoids mod_python, I wonder if it's
> from the same thing I experienced.

Of course mod_python supports python 2.x. Judging by your earlier posts, 
you are not reading the appropriate documentation. There is a world of 
difference between mod_python 2.7 and 3.1. For example, in 2.7 
--with-python takes a source directory as its argument, but 3.1 takes 
the location of the python binary you want to use:


Things will be much easier, however, if you upgrade your platform and 
use recent versions of python, mod_python and apache.

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