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Ubuntu machine.

Installed mod_python using apt-get.


   <Directory /var/www/>
            Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
            AllowOverride None
            Order allow,deny
            allow from all  
            AddHandler mod_python .py
            PythonHandler mod_python.publisher
            PythonDebug On

to the sites-available/default file.

Restarted Apache.

But I still do not see Python running. Instead the browser starts downloading the file.

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Think about using instead. – bernie Aug 10 '10 at 5:48
I still have no clue what is wrong with what I am doing. I was wondering if modwsgi has some advangates over mod_python when it comes to installing using Django. – sabertooth Aug 11 '10 at 1:16

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Got it!

PythonHandler mod_python.publisher 

needs to be

PythonHandler mod_python.cgihandler

Then you can run Python as CGI.

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In my case publisher did work. What i miss is the from mod_python import apache on the .py file, otherwise fails. Now i can server python as well. Nice :D – erm3nda Sep 19 at 2:49

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