[mod_python] Mac OS X compile issue (selecting python2.5)

Graham Dumpleton graham.dumpleton at gmail.com
Sun Jun 13 09:26:58 EDT 2010

On 12 June 2010 09:04, Patrick May <patrick at mammalfish.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a python web application which requires python2.5.  I am attempting
> to compile mod_python on Snow Leopard against the OS apache and the OS
> python2.5.  The steps I have taken are as follows:
> 1. checked out mod_python from svn
>   $ svn co https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/quetzalcoatl/mod_python/trunk
> mod_python-svn
> 2. configured mod_python to use the Snow Leopard Apache and the Snow Leopard
> python2.5
>   $ cd mod_python-svn
>   $ ./configure --with-apxs=/usr/sbin/apxs --with-python=/usr/bin/python2.5
> 3. built mod_python
>   $ make
> The resulting mod_python.so is linked against the 2.6 framework:
>   $ otool -L src/mod_python.so
>   src/mod_python.so:
> /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib (compatibility version 1.0.0, current version
> 125.0.1)
> /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6/Python
> (compatibility version 2.6.0, current version 2.6.1)
> This is essentially broken for my purposes.  If I continue the process and
> install, it becomes apparent that mod_python is indeed running the 2.6
> interpreter and my application does not run.  I have seen some conversation
> about this issue, but those conversations did not appear productive.
> Is 2.5 simply not supported?  Is this a known bug on mac os x?  Are there
> any suggestions for remedying the situation?

This is exactly the outstanding problem I mention in relation to MacOS X in:


The question at this point is why must you use mod_python?


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