[mod_python] Re: Now we're getting somewhere. Where does mod_python install these files?

Dan Eloff dan.eloff at gmail.com
Wed Jan 18 11:48:21 EST 2006

Actually it appears this is python's import behaviour. I compared this
behaviour to the working mod_python on another PC, and here's the
difference (both have a similar python path)

Working (2.4):
>>> sys.path
['', 'C:\\Windows\\system32\\python24.zip', 'C:\\Program
Files\\Python', 'C:\\Program Files\\Python\\DLLs', 'C:\\Program
Files\\Python\\lib', 'C:\\Program Files\\Python\\lib\\plat-win',
'C:\\Program Files\\Python\\lib\\lib-tk',
'C:\\Program Files\\Python\\lib\\site-packages']

Not Working (2.4.2):
>>> sys.path
['', 'C:\\Program Files\\Python\\python24.zip', 'C:\\Program
Files\\Python\\DLLs', 'C:\\Program Files\\Python\\lib', 'C:\\Program
'C:\\Program Files\\Python\\lib\\lib-tk', 'C:\\Program Files\\Python',
 'C:\\Program Files\\Python\\lib\\site-packages']

The working one searches for mod_python in:
C:\Program Files\Python\Lib
C:\Program Files\Python\DLLs
C:\Program Files\Python\Lib\lib-tk
C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2
C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\bin
C:\Program Files\Python
C:\Program Files\Python\lib\site-packages - SUCCESS

The broken one searches for mod_python in:
C:\Program Files\Python\python24.zip
C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\DLLs
C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\lib
C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\lib\plat-win
C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\lib\lib-tk
C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\bin - GIVES UP

Clearly python has gone beserk, replacing instances of C:\Program
Files\Python with Apache's directory, and not even searching
everything. The first thing I'm going to try is roll back to python


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