[Python-au] mod_python spoils apache2

Mike Dewhirst miked at dewhirst.com.au
Mon Jul 25 10:58:32 CEST 2005

I got a hint from the subversion list that I could maybe post this here. 
Any advice appreciated.


I just added mod_python to apache2 and my subversion repositories are no 
longer accessible via TortoiseSVN. Update returns the following error ...

PROPFIND request failed on '/repos/xfiles/wip95'
PROPFIND of '/repos/xfiles/wip95': Could not read status line: 
connection was closed by server. (http://svn.domain.com)

I can remove the offending module and everything works again.


1. Is it possible for Apache to serve both?

2. If so, where do I start looking for help?



Information (sorry for the verbosity)


SuSE 9.1
Subversion 1.1.3-7.1
Apache 2.0.53-5.1
mod_python 3.1.3-37.6

SuSE claims all package dependencies are OK


Windows XP Pro SP1 and fully updated (mot SP2)
TortoiseSVN 1.1.5, Build 2990, UNICODE
Subversion 1.1.4,
apr 0.9.5
apr-iconv 0.9.5
apr-utils 0.9.5
berkeley db 4.2.52
neon 0.24.7
OpenSSL 0.9.7e 25 Oct 2004
zlib 1.2.2

Here is the bit I edit to add or remove mod_python ...

# 05724 -> removed last module in list - php4
# 05724 -> apppended python
APACHE_MODULES="access actions alias auth auth_dbm autoindex cgi dav 
dav_svn authz_svn dir env expires include log_config mime negotiation 
setenvif ssl suexec userdir python"

When it is added this is written by Apache  ...
# Files in this directory are created at apache start time by 
# Do not edit them!
# as listed in APACHE_MODULES (/etc/sysconfig/apache2)
LoadModule access_module /usr/lib/apache2-prefork/mod_access.so
LoadModule actions_module /usr/lib/apache2-prefork/mod_actions.so
LoadModule alias_module /usr/lib/apache2-prefork/mod_alias.so
LoadModule auth_module /usr/lib/apache2-prefork/mod_auth.so
LoadModule auth_dbm_module /usr/lib/apache2-prefork/mod_auth_dbm.so
LoadModule autoindex_module /usr/lib/apache2-prefork/mod_autoindex.so
LoadModule cgi_module /usr/lib/apache2-prefork/mod_cgi.so
LoadModule dav_module /usr/lib/apache2-prefork/mod_dav.so
LoadModule dav_svn_module /usr/lib/apache2/mod_dav_svn.so
LoadModule authz_svn_module /usr/lib/apache2/mod_authz_svn.so
LoadModule dir_module /usr/lib/apache2-prefork/mod_dir.so
LoadModule env_module /usr/lib/apache2-prefork/mod_env.so
LoadModule expires_module /usr/lib/apache2-prefork/mod_expires.so
LoadModule include_module /usr/lib/apache2-prefork/mod_include.so
LoadModule log_config_module /usr/lib/apache2-prefork/mod_log_config.so
LoadModule mime_module /usr/lib/apache2-prefork/mod_mime.so
LoadModule negotiation_module /usr/lib/apache2-prefork/mod_negotiation.so
LoadModule setenvif_module /usr/lib/apache2-prefork/mod_setenvif.so
LoadModule ssl_module /usr/lib/apache2-prefork/mod_ssl.so
LoadModule suexec_module /usr/lib/apache2-prefork/mod_suexec.so
LoadModule userdir_module /usr/lib/apache2-prefork/mod_userdir.so
LoadModule python_module /usr/lib/apache2/mod_python.so

Here is the result after restarting Apache ...

[Mon Jul 25 12:11:46 2005] [warn] Init: Session Cache is not configured 
[hint: SSLSessionCache]
[Mon Jul 25 12:11:46 2005] [notice] suEXEC mechanism enabled (wrapper: 
[Mon Jul 25 12:11:47 2005] [notice] mod_python: Creating 32 session 
mutexes based on 150 max processes and 0 max threads.
[Mon Jul 25 12:11:47 2005] [notice] Apache/2.0.53 (Linux/SUSE) 
configured -- resuming normal operations

# and when trying to update a working copy via TortoiseSVN

[Mon Jul 25 12:15:57 2005] [notice] child pid 3110 exit signal 
Segmentation fault (11)

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