[mod_python] mod_python+Apache2+OpenSSL missconfiguration?

Graham Dumpleton graham.dumpleton at gmail.com
Tue May 15 17:29:10 EDT 2007

If you are relying on SSL client abilities of Python modules, you are
probably having a clash of some sort between version of SSL libraries
Apache is compiled with and those that Apache module is using.
Determine what version of SSL libraries your Apache is using and that
which your Python module is using. If they are different then problems
may occur as the Apache version will be used in preference to that
which the Python module may be linked against.


On 16/05/07, Johans Taboada <jmt4b04d4v at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi list, I ask for help please.
> More than a month ago I had problems with a python app (Trac) served by
> Apache2+mod_python. It's an SSL related problem.
> I wrote to Trac-Users mailing list (take a look for deep clarification,
> please):
>   *
> http://groups.google.com/group/trac-users/browse_thread/thread/901ef327b448b496?hl=en
> But got no solution (responses, yes). Then wrote to openssl-users (see
> archive):
>   *
> http://www.mail-archive.com/[email protected]/msg48669.html
> And got no even response.
> > When I use directly trac (it has a lightweight server, tracd), it works
> with
> no problems.
> > But when I use it throught apache2+mod_python, apache shows HTTP 500:
> > ... SSL error: cipher or hash unavailable
> > The only thing I can guess is that ''apache2+mod_python'' (client-app
> role)
> fails to access PostgreSQL+SSL (server role). Must be a missconfiguration in
> apache2, maybe a missing '''PythonOption'''.
> How do I configure Apache2 properly, to act as a SSL client, I have no
> problems acting as SSL server role.
> You are my last source of help.
> Thanks,
> --------------------------------------------------------
> Johans Marvin Taboada Villca    -`^_^´- .o0O( 2007-04-24, Bienvenida
> Bebecita )
> --------------------------------------------------------
> Adm. Laboratorio de Desarrollo de Software
> Carreras de Informática y Sistemas
> UMSS, Cochabamba
> Bolivia
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