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Running mod_python on Apache on Windows2000 *

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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
Jul 18 '05 #1
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Any success with Apache/2.0.47 (Win32) + Python 2.3 (#46, Jul 29 2003, 18:54:32) [MSC v.1200 32 bit (Intel)] on win32 ?
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"Rolfe" <ro*****@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:cf**************************@posting.google.c om...
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

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