Recompilining Apache with mod python

After a long struggle with getting Django working with Apache, I came to the conclusion the Apache that came with Cent OS does not work well with the newly compiled Python 2.4.4, It seems to fall back on the older version of python (2.3.4) which is already in the system.

So i decided to compile Apache from source and it works beautifully.

And apache is very clean, when you compile from scratch. I was able to compile the latest version (2.2) and recompile mod python.

Removed all httpd related packages from CentOS


Then got the latest version of apache.

#tar xvfz httpd-2.2.3.tar.gz
#cd httpd-2.2.3
#make install

this time mod python was again complaining. You will have to compile with the apxs installed by the new apache 2.2.3

#./configure --with-apxs=/usr/local/apache2/bin/apxs

So what did i learn from this exercise.

Always recompile everything unless you want to stick to versions of python that came with the distro.

By: gavi on: