[mod_python] Solaris 10 Build system problems

Graham Dumpleton graham.dumpleton at gmail.com
Fri Aug 15 17:54:26 EDT 2008

Apache was originally installed with Sun C and so apxs tool is
configured to use it and not gcc. Making it use gcc is a bit
complicated and involves hacking up a new apxs installation.
Alternatively, reinstall Apache but have it use gcc when it is

Also, your mod_python installation doesn't provide a shared library by
the look of it. You should reinstall Python and use --enable-shared
when you run configure. You will need to also do some symlink fixes to
get shared library appear in Python config directory properly next to
static library.

Where do you want to start? :-)


2008/8/15 Edd Barrett <vext01 at gmail.com>:
> Hi,
> I have been asked to install mod_python on our solaris servers. I have
> been unable up until now:
> * CC=gcc seems to be ignored, I have had to symbolically link gcc to cc
>  to get the compiler to invoke.
> * Even then you get some warnings:
>  cc: unrecognized option `-KPIC'
>  cc: language ildoff not recognized
>  cc: finfoobject.c: linker input file unused because linking not done
>  Is it assuming sunstudio compiler?
> * awk syntax errors are prodiced duting configure. The gawk
>  implementation found on most linux systems is not the same as the rest
>  of the UNIX world. If I install gawk, the errors go away, but this can
>  probably be made to work using the systam awk.
> * Even after resolving (temproarily) these issues I am faced with a
>  failure:
>  /opt/csw/apache2/share/build/libtool --silent --mode=link cc -o mod_python.la  -rpath /opt/csw/apache2/libexec -module -avoid-version    finfoobject.lo hlistobject.lo hlist.lo filterobject.lo connobject.lo serverobject.lo util.lo tableobject.lo requestobject.lo _apachemodule.lo mod_python.lo -L/usr/lib/python2.4/config -lm -lpython2.4 -lsocket -lnsl -ldl -lm _eprintf.o _floatdidf.o _muldi3.o
>  *** Warning: Linking the shared library mod_python.la against the non-libtool
>  *** objects  _eprintf.o _floatdidf.o _muldi3.o is not portable!
>  ld: fatal: file .libs/finfoobject.o: open failed: No such file or directory
>  apxs:Error: Command failed with rc=65536
>  .
>  gmake[1]: *** [mod_python.so] Error 1
>  gmake[1]: Leaving directory `/opt/mod_python_wrk/mod_python-3.3.1/src'
>  gmake: *** [do_dso] Error 2
> Here is my environment setup:
> # uname -a
> SunOS xxx 5.11 snv_90 i86pc i386 i86pc
> # /opt/csw/apache2/sbin/httpd -version
> Server version: Apache/2.2.6 (Unix)
> Server built:   Oct 23 2007 16:48:02
> --
> Best Regards
> Edd
> http://students.dec.bmth.ac.uk/ebarrett
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