Removing confusion around apr / apr-util and mod_python / mod_python25 (method to the madness?)

Daniel J. Luke dluke at
Mon Aug 4 06:29:04 PDT 2008

On Aug 2, 2008, at 9:01 AM, Tabitha McNerney wrote:
> I noticed that quite recently Ticket #15791 was closed, regarding  
> mod_python 3.3.1 experiencing build failure - compilation errors.

yes, it looks like a patch was included to fix the mod_python problem.

> On my Xserve running Mac OS X Server 10.5.1, I have only apr and apr- 
> util versions 1.2.12 but I noticed the maintainer (D. Luke) has  
> upgraded to versions 1.3.2 ...

Macports tries to track the most recent stable releases from upstream,  
so I try to update the ports I maintain whenever there is a new stable  

> is there any reason why I can't stick with 1.2.12 for both apr and  
> apr-util, and then try to use the update to mod_python (apparently  
> per commit 38757) for this fix?

I don't understand why you would want to use both the workaround  
(downgrading apr/apr-util) and the fixed mod_python which should work.

Only you can determine what course of action is most appropriate for  
the systems you are running.

> Also, I have a similar error with mod_python25. The mod_python25 fix  
> seems rather difficult to follow also in the bugs tracking system  
> because we have a page that points to:
> Ticket #13930
> as well as Ticket #14840 which is now a duplicate of 13930

Those look like the environment variable bug (fixed in trunk - we  
really should make a new release if only for that fix).

> and the very recently re-opened Ticket #16153 (which is more  
> specific to a conflict beween mod_python25 and apr 1.3.2 but am not  
> sure about apr 1.2.12).

It looks like that ticket was re-opened for another reason (it  
installs a file that conflicts with mod_python).

Daniel J. Luke
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