Thursday, February 16, 2006


I finally got turbogears installed last night: The server is running SuSE 10.0 with Apache 2.x and mod_python.

There were two problems I ran into which weren't included in the tutorial I was reading here.

The first was the addition of:

os.environ['PYTHON_EGG_CACHE'] = '/path/to/.python-eggs/'

to the application start script. Since I had not had this specified the framework kept trying to write to "/root/.python-eggs", and obviously it didn't have permissions to write to this directory.

The second problem was my mistake. In the .htaccess file we need to put the following lines:

SetHandler mod_python
PythonHandler mpcp
PythonDebug On
PythonOption cherrysetup Project_Start_Script_Name::mp_setup

I had put in the full name of the script which was in place of Project_Start_Script_Name, which was giving the cryptic error "could not import py". To solve this, simply put gs_start::mp_setup without the .py.

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