[mod_python] Re: Apache won't start

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Fri Oct 13 08:08:47 EDT 2006

Mark Norley wrote:
> Hi
> I've been running .py cgi scripts with Apache successfully, but in an effort
> to speed things up I installed mod_python and now Apache won't start any
> more (therefore no error.log).
> If anyone can help I'd appreciate it.
> Setup:
> Win XP SP2
> Python 2.4
> Apache 2.2.2 (installed via XAMPP 1.5.3a)
> Mod_python 3.2.8 (installed from mod_python-3.2.8.win32-py2.4.exe)
> Following the manual I've added these lines to httpd.conf (Apache starts as
> normal if I comment them):
> LoadModule python_module modules/mod_python.so
> PythonOption mod_python.mutex_directory "/tmp"
> PythonOption mod_python.mutex_locks 8
> mod_python.so is definitely in the modules directory.
> I read elsewhere on the list that there could be a problem with Apache not
> finding python24.dll, msvcr71.dll and msvcp71.dll, but they are all present
> in WINDOWS\system32 and the PATH environment variable points there.
> So, I'm stumped...any ideas?
I believe current versions don't run with Apache 2.2.x

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