Need help getting MoinMoin to run under WSGI

Ron Garret rNOSPAMon at
Sun Dec 28 09:22:49 CET 2008

In article <rNOSPAMon-79FA22.21571527122008 at>,
 Ron Garret <rNOSPAMon at> wrote:

> I successfully installed MoinMoin as a CGI according to the instructions 
> on the site.  But when I tried to switch over to running it 
> under wsgi it failed thusly:
> [Sat Dec 27 21:44:14 2008] [error] [client] Traceback (most 
> recent call last):
> [Sat Dec 27 21:44:14 2008] [error] [client]   File 
> "/www/wikis/genesisgroup/moin.wsgi", line 49, in ?
> [Sat Dec 27 21:44:14 2008] [error] [client]     from 
> MoinMoin.server.server_wsgi import WsgiConfig, moinmoinApp
> [Sat Dec 27 21:44:14 2008] [error] [client] ImportError: No 
> module named MoinMoin.server.server_wsgi
> The problem, I believe, is that I have both Python 2.4 and 2.5 installed 
> (it's a Debian box) and MM is installed under 2.5 but WSGI is using 2.4.  
> I tried to fix this by setting WSGIPythonHome but to no avail.  I can't 
> figure out what to set it to.  The instructions say:
> "the WSGIPythonHome directive should be used to specify the exact 
> location of the Python installation corresponding to the version of 
> Python compiled against"
> I have two problems with this.  First, I didn't compile mod_wsgi, I got 
> it pre-built as a Debian module.  Second, what does "the exact location 
> of the Python installation" even mean?  Python2.5 is spread out in at 
> least three different places: /usr/local/bin, /usr/lib/python2.5, and 
> /usr/local/lib/python2.5.  I've tried setting WSGIPythonHome to all of 
> those (and a few other things as well) and nothing worked.
> Also, "the version of Python compiled against" seems very odd.  What 
> does that mean?  Surely I don't have to recompile mod_wsgi every time I 
> change to a new version of Python?
> Help!  Thanks!
> rg

So never mind, I figured it out.  I did indeed have to recompile 
mod_wsgi from source to get it to use Python 2.5.  (That turned out to 
be a major hassle.  I had to do it twice.  The first time through it 
made Apache dump core.  I still don't know why.)

Seems to be working now though.


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