[mod_python] mod_python, python, MySQLdb, and Leopard - workable?

Graham Dumpleton graham.dumpleton at gmail.com
Sun Mar 30 05:25:03 EDT 2008

You can build things with multiple architectures within the same
executables/objects. See:


for some guidance.


On 30/03/2008, Jim Geist <jimge at rodentia.net> wrote:
> Hi all -
>  I've been trying to get a small web system I'm working on ported from
>  Linux to OS X so I can work on my laptop without connectivity to my
>  Linux box. The system uses mod_python to implement a web service
>  backed by MySQL, and also contains some command line Python tools for
>  db maintenance.
>  I'm running into some problems. Seems on Leopard, Apache is running as
>  x86_64, and python is i386. So to get mod_python to work, you have to
>  compile it 64 bit. If you do that, it works fine, but THEN you have to
>  install 64-bit MySQL, and compile MySQLdb as 64-bit. That makes the
>  web side work, but then you can no longer use the MySQLdb module from
>  the normal Python interpreter, since it's 32 bit...
>  Has anyone run into this, or found a solution? I could recompile
>  Python as 64 bit, but then I'm maintaining a Python install different
>  than the prepackaged one that came with Leopard, and I'm afraid of
>  breaking other dependencies that use 32-bit modules.
>  Any advice appreciated. Thanks!!!
>  -- Jim
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