[mod_python] Re: mod_python on leopard

Graham Dumpleton graham.dumpleton at gmail.com
Sat Jan 5 22:51:00 EST 2008

On 06/01/2008, Bob Pasker <bob at pasker.net> wrote:
> Hi Justin and Graham -- i just updated the mod_python bug you guys
> reported about building mod_python on OS X. I was wondering if you had
> found a workaround. thanks, bob
> http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MODPYTHON-186

That issue isn't quite the same as current MacOS X Leopard issues.
There seemed to be a specific problem with one version of gcc/XCode
provided by Apple not coping with the potentially bogus command line
options being passed it.

The Leopard problem is that the -arch flags aren't being passed to the
compiler so as to create a fat object file. The default of creating a
i386 object is not sufficient as Apache on Leopard runs as x86_64.

You will find this issue discussed in mod_python mailing list
archives. There are a couple of parts to it. The first is the building
of the Apache module, the second is the building of the psp support
module for Python. See both:


If you can't follow through these discussions and get it working and
only need WSGI hosting ability, maybe look at mod_wsgi 2.0 which
already builds out of the box for Leopard.


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