Still need more feedback Re: Successful installation of mod_python on Apache on Win2k?

Rolfe rolfedh at hotmail.com
Tue Sep 30 00:39:00 CEST 2003


> 1 The LoadModule path looks suspicous, on windows I would expect
> mod_python.dll rather than mod_python.so
> 
> 2 Did you restart the apache after changing the config file?
> 
> Peter

Hi Peter, I checked C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\modules and
found mod_python.so there, so the LoadModule path was okay. When I
made a plain vanilla default RE-INSTALLATION of Apache and mod_python
(see instructions below) everything worked fine. I think I goofed
something up in the previous installation file.


RUNNING MOD_PYTHON/APACHE/WINDOWS2000 

Hi, I struggled, and got mod_python running on Apache/Win2k. Follow
these instructions verbatim and you shouldn't have any trouble. These
instructions are based on
"http://www.modpython.org/live/current/doc-html/inst-testing.html".
I've added specific information such as Windows filepaths and
filenames so there's no ambiguity on what you should do. I encourage
you to copy and paste to avoid typing errors.
Cheers, 

Rolfe 

INSTALLING MOD_PYTHON 

1. Make a default installations of the latest/best version of Apache. 

2. Make a default installation of the latest/best version of
mod_python.

3. Open C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\conf\httpd.conf in
Notepad.

4. In httpd.conf, just below the line "#LoadModule ssl_module
modules/mod_ssl.so", copy and paste the following section:

#Start of section pasted in by YOURNAMEGOESHERE 

LoadModule python_module modules/mod_python.so 

<Directory "C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\htdocs/test/"> 

  AddHandler python-program .py
  PythonHandler mptest 
  PythonDebug On 

</Directory> 
<Directory "C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\cgi-bin/"> 

  AddHandler python-program .py
  PythonHandler mptest 
  PythonDebug On 

</Directory> 
#End of section pasted in by YOURNAMEGOESHERE 

(NOTE: Don't mess around with the other configuration settings in
httpd.conf, - leave good enough alone. Don't worry about the
forward/backward slashes either - it doesn't matter.)

5. Save and close httpd.conf and wait a few seconds. 

6. Restart Apache by clicking the Apache monitor icon in your systray
and selecting Apache2=>Restart.

PROCEDURE COMPLETED 

##### TESTING MOD_PYTHON ####### 

1. Create a directory called "test" in htdocs so you end up with
"C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\htdocs\test"

2. Create a text file called mptest.py in "C:\Program Files\Apache
Group\Apache2\htdocs\test"

3. Paste the following text into mptest.py: 

from mod_python import apache 

def handler(req): 

    req.write("Hello World!")
    return apache.OK

4. Save and close mptest.py. 
5. In your file browser, copy and paste mptest from "C:\Program
Files\Apache Group\Apache2\htdocs\test" to "C:\Program Files\Apache
Group\Apache2\cgi-bin".

6. Assuming your sitting at the same machine that's running Apache,
enter the URL "http://localhost/test/mptest.py" in your web browser.
The browser displays "Hello World!" and nothing else. This confirms
that Apache can run cgi scripts in the /test/ directory.

7. Repeat step 6 using the URL "http://localhost/cgi-bin/mptest.py"
instead. The browser displays "Hello World!" and nothing else. This
confirms that Apache can run cgi scripts in the /cgi-bin/ directory.

PROCEDURE COMPLETED - mod_python works! 

######## NOTES ######### Remove either of the following sections (from
<Directory to </Directory>) in order to disable cgi scripts in a
particular directory. I understand it is very poor security to run cgi
scripts under htdocs, so I'd try getting rid of that one first.

<Directory "C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\htdocs/test/"> 

  AddHandler python-program .py
  PythonHandler mptest 
  PythonDebug On 

</Directory> 
<Directory "C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\cgi-bin/"> 

  AddHandler python-program .py
  PythonHandler mptest 
  PythonDebug On 

</Directory> 
######### ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ########## Thank you, Steve Holden, for
your guidance. I'm very much looking forward to your book, Python Web
Programming.

Thank you Peter Maas for your response on comp.lang.python




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