mod_python apache configuration issues
dgargan at sbcglobal.net
Thu Oct 21 03:57:23 CEST 2004
David Fraser wrote:
> digidalmation wrote:
>> Hello all. I've been trying to get my linux server to run mod_python.
>> It's a Mandrake 10 linux box, and apache/mod_python are installed from
>> The rpm installed the python module as:
>> And added a config file for apache:
>> The apache config files contained the following before my modifications:
>> <IfDefine HAVE_PYTHON>
>> <IfModule !mod_python.c>
>> LoadModule python_module extramodules/mod_python.so
>> <IfModule mod_python.c>
>> Now after reading the docs installed into /usr/share/doc for mod_python
>> and going through the directions at python.org, I've also changed the
>> config file to add a few lines to one of the directives:
>> <Directory /var/www/html>
>> Options -Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
>> AllowOverride All
>> AddHandler mod_python .py
>> PythonHandler mptest
>> PythonDebug On
>> Now when I put the url into a browser:
>> I get a popup from the browser because it doesn't know how to handle
>> mptest.py, and it asks what you want to do with the file (open it with
>> an application, save it to disk, etc). I can choose to open the file
>> with a text editor, and all it shows is the text "hello world".
>> That's the output of the mptest.py script.... apache isn't feeding the
>> browser the code from the mptest.py, only the output. (Otherwise when I
>> open it in a text editor I'd see the entire mptest.py script.
>> Contents of the mptest.py script:
>> from mod_python import apache
>> def handler(req):
>> req.write("Hello World!")
>> return apache.OK
>> I'm not a python developer, but have been working with Linux and Apache
>> for a number of years. I'm not sure where to go from here. It appears
>> that the script gets compiled - there is a mptest.pyc file in the
>> directory now. Why is it sending my browser the mptest.py file with the
>> stdout of the script?
>> Thanks in advance. Any help on this is appreciated.
> This is working properly, all you want to do is set the content type so
> that your browser can understand it:
> req.content_type = "text/plain"
> or something like that should do it.
David, you steered me in the right direction! I just added this to my
apache config file, and voila... it works.
AddType text/plain .py
Many thanks David.
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