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I am trying to configure mod_wsgi to use Python 2.7.

I downloaded and unpacked the source and ran

./configure --with-python=/usr/local/bin/python2.7

After this mod_wsgi.so-2.4 and mod_wsgi.so-2.5 appeared in /usr/lib/apache2/modules.

I restarted the server but this reports "internal server error". Error logs show that on start-up the server is reporting usage of Python 2.5.2 -- the same version as previously.

How do I get Apache to run Python 2.7? How do I get mod_wsgi configured properly to run with Python 2.7?

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You have a system package for mod_wsgi installed which is conflicting. If you don't need them, uninstall the system package for mod_wsgi.

Also make sure you read:

as you may need to set LD_RUN_PATH to /usr/local/lib when building mod_wsgi so that it knows where to find the Python library at runtime, if /usr/local/lib is not listed in system ld.cache.

You also may need to set:

WSGIPythonHome /usr/local

in Apache configuration so mod_wsgi knows where Python 2.7 is since not in system location.

Also make sure Python 2.7 was installed with a shared library.

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Thx. I did a workaround for the immediate problem but I need to get this under control and will circle back to it soon –  chernevik Dec 3 '12 at 22:51
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