[Python-au] Windows Python different than Linux Python

Mike Dewhirst miked at dewhirst.com.au
Tue Oct 11 07:45:51 CEST 2005

Does import work differently in Linux (python 2.3) than Windows (python 
2.4) ???

Under Windows XP running on Tosh I'm importing ...

	fcrypt as crypt (Windows)
or	crypt (posix)

... and all works fine with Apache 2.0.54 on Tosh. Under SuSE 9.1 linux, 
it doesn't. Apache 2.0.53 is giving an error (see below) which Mr Google 
indicates is a bad path to a file. All the scripts including fcrypt are 
in the same /srv/www/cgi-bin/ directory and the above imports must 
surely be on the path somewhere.

Apache on SuSE is otherwise running reliably serving ordinary html and 
also (probably irrelevant) operating as a subversion server.

I think I've got a blind spot here.



Here are the error log entries ...

[Tue Oct 11 14:18:32 2005] [error] [client] (2)No such file 
or directory: exec of '/srv/www/cgi-bin/collect.py' failed, referer:

[Tue Oct 11 14:18:32 2005] [error] [client] Premature end 
of script headers: collect.py, referer:

The scripts all exist in /srv/www/cgi-bin/ and are all set rwxrwxr-x

Apache runs as wwwrun:www and so do all the scripts

Here is the Apache ScriptAlias and modules conf info for both Tosh and 
SuSE ...

Here is Tosh's working ScriptAlias conf entry ...

# # # # Tosh Apache # # # #
ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ "C:/apache/Apache2/cgi-bin/"

<Directory "C:/apache/Apache2/cgi-bin">
     AllowOverride None
     Options None
     Order allow,deny
     Allow from all

Here is the non-working SuSE entry which also shows a previous setting 
which does not work either ...

# # # # SuSE Apache  # # # # # # # # # # #
ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ "/srv/www/cgi-bin/"

<Directory "/srv/www/cgi-bin">
	AllowOverride None
         # disable this to match Tosh 'Options None'
	# Options +ExecCGI -Includes
         Options None
	Order allow,deny
	Allow from all

Here are the modules loaded by the non-working-CGI Apache. I have also 
shown yesterday's settings to which I added cgi then today's when I 
included all the modules which Tosh has loaded in case that was the 
cause. I know it isn't because the error log indicates something I have 
missed about permissions or directories - anyway ...

# 05a10 try it with "fairly minimal" 05810 plus cgi
# APACHE_MODULES="access alias auth autoindex cgi dav
# dav_svn authz_svn dir log_config mime setenvif"
# 05a11 added modules to match Tosh - actions, asis,
# env, imap, include, isapi, negotiation #but not userdir
APACHE_MODULES="access actions alias asis auth autoindex cgi dav dav_svn 
authz_svn dir env imap include isapi log_config mime negotiation setenvif"


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