[Tutor] python by cgi
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Thu Sep 30 17:01:26 CEST 2004
On Thu, 2004-09-30 at 10:01, nik wrote:
> hi all,
> I'm trying to access my firebird database using python and cgi. I've
> installed the latest apache web server (on linux), and using a simple
> script like;
> def main():
> print "Content-type: text/html"
> print "<TITLE> Hello, World!</TITLE>"
> if (__name__ == "__main__"):
> is working just fine.
> However, if I add an import kinterbasdb at the start, I get an import error.
> Using the command line interpreter I don't have a problem though.
> I'm a bit confused by the sys.path a bit, it seems to vary depending on
> how I start python;
> in command line iterpreter, it's;
> '', '/usr/lib/python23.zip', '/usr/lib/python2.3',
> '/usr/lib/python2.3/plat-linux2', '/usr/lib/python2.3/lib-tk',
> '/usr/lib/python2.3/lib-dynload', '/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages',
Here Python is installed in /usr/lib
> by cgi it's;
> '/usr/local/apache2/cgi-bin', '/usr/local/lib/python23.zip',
> '/usr/local/lib/python2.3', '/usr/local/lib/python2.3/plat-linux2',
Here Python is installed in /usr/local/lib
You have two installed versions of Python. I would assume that
kinterbasdb is in /usr/lib AND not in /usr/local/lib.
Quick fix is to install kinterbasdb into the other python. Better is to
get down to a single Python2.3 - presumably remove the /usr/local/lib
version, but that depends on the nature of your linux setup.
> however, the difference doesn't seem to imply why kinterbasdb can't be
> I tried doing
> import sys
> in the script, but it didn't help.
> Any ideas? Is it a permissions thing perhaps?
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