WSGI from buildout
‘’mk.recipe.modwsgi’’ is a zc.buildout recipe which creates entry point for mod_wsgi. It’s based on ‘’collective.recipe.modwsgi’’ but I decided to create it after failed to find recipe that generate plain mod_wsgi script instead of one that use Paste.
It is very simple to use. This is a minimal ‘’buildout.cfg’’ file which creates a WSGI script mod_python can use:
[buildout] parts = mywsgiapp [mywsgiapp] recipe = mk.recipe.modwsgi eggs = mywsgiapp wsgi-module = mywsgiapp.wsgi
This will create a small python script in parts/mywsgiapp called
‘’wsgi’’ which mod_wsgi can load. You can also use the optional
‘’extra-paths’’ option to specify extra paths that are added to
the python system path. The script will import
The apache configuration for this buildout looks like this:
WSGIScriptAlias /mysite /home/me/buildout/parts/mywsgiapp/wsgi <Directory /home/me/buildout> Order deny,allow Allow from all </Directory>
If the python script must be accessed from somewhere else than the buildout parts folder, you can use the optional ‘’target’’ option to tell the recipe where the script should be created.
For instance, the configuration for the mywsgiapp part could look like this:
[mywsgiapp] recipe = collective.recipe.modwsgi eggs = mywsgiapp target = /var/www/myapp.wsgi wsgi-module = mywsgiapp.wsgi
The recipe would then create the script at /var/www/myapp.wsgi.
Note that the directory containing the target script must already exist on the filesystem prior to running the recipe and be writeable.
The apache configuration for this buildout would then look like this:
WSGIScriptAlias /mysite /var/www/myapp.wsgi <Directory /var/www> Order deny,allow Allow from all </Directory>
This recipe does not fully install packages, which means that console scripts will not be created. If you need console scripts you can add a second buildout part which uses z3c.recipe.scripts to do a full install.