[mod_python] (no subject)

rickzolun1 at charter.net rickzolun1 at charter.net
Mon Dec 25 16:03:31 EST 2006

I am trying to host a TuboGears app using Apache and mod_python on a machine running Windows XP SP2 Professional. Both the machines are on the same network (this is a test setup).

Version info: apache_2.2.3-win32-x86-no_ssl.msi, python-2.4.4.msi, mod_python-3.2.10.win32-py2.4-apache2.2.exe, mpcp-1.5.tar.gz, turbogears-1.0b2-py2.4

1. Installed Apache.

2. Installed python, turbogears, mod_python.
   Added     LoadModule python_module modules/mod_python.so
   to conf\httpd.conf. The mod_python example is working.

3. In order to host a simple TG application, I am using the bookmarker application which is in the TurboGears book (v1 from Chap 4).
   That works when I run it locally on my machine (also a WinXP SP2 box).
   Copied the application to "C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Apache2.2\htdocs"

4. Made the following changes to conf\httpd.conf

<Directory htdocs/bookmarker>
    AllowOverride FileInfo

5. Renamed start file to bookmarker_start.py. Created a file called .htaccess in bookmarker directory which has the following

SetHandler mod_python
PythonHandler mpcp
PythonDebug On
PythonOption cherrysetup bookmarker_start::mp_setup

6. Copied mpcp.py to the bookmarker directory (tried with installing it using  easy_install -Z mpcp, didn't help).

7. Changed bookmarker_start.py

#turbogears.start_server(Root())    <----------- commented this line and added the lines below.

def mp_setup():

if __name__ == "__main__":

I have restarted the Apache daemon multiple times (starts up fine). When I try to connect to http://machine/bookmarker, I get:

Mod_python error: "PythonHandler mpcp"

Traceback (most recent call last):

  File "C:\Python24\Lib\site-packages\mod_python\apache.py", line 299, in HandlerDispatch
    result = object(req)

  File "C:/Program Files/Apache Software Foundation/Apache2.2/htdocs/bookmarker/mpcp.py", line 38, in handler
    setup(req, options)

  File "C:/Program Files/Apache Software Foundation/Apache2.2/htdocs/bookmarker/mpcp.py", line 22, in setup
    cherrypy.server.start(init_only=True, server_class=None)

  File "c:\python24\lib\site-packages\CherryPy-2.2.1-py2.4.egg\cherrypy\_cpserver.py", line 72, in start

  File "c:\python24\lib\site-packages\CherryPy-2.2.1-py2.4.egg\cherrypy\_cpengine.py", line 91, in start
    autoreload.main(self._start, freq=freq)

  File "c:\python24\lib\site-packages\CherryPy-2.2.1-py2.4.egg\cherrypy\lib\autoreload.py", line 63, in main

SystemExit: 1

Any idea what the problem is? Thanks for your help.

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