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  1. mod_python
  2. MODPYTHON-63

Handle wildcard in Directory to sys.path transfer

    Details

    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 3.1.3
    • Fix Version/s: 3.3.1
    • Component/s: core
    • Labels:
      None
    • Environment:
      gentoo Linux 2.4.20-gentoo-r8 apache-2.0.54-r8 mod_python-3.1.3-r1

      Description

      Below is a patch that does two things:

      1) On module import failures, logfile contains additional information showing
      system paths as well as module name.

      2) Support of Python*Handler found in a wildcard-based directory. For example,

      <IfModule mod_python.c>
      <Directory /home/*/public_html/python>
      AddHandler mod_python .py
      PythonHandler helloworld
      PythonDebug on
      </Directory>
      </IfModule>

      which mirrors a corresponding perl setting and would allow the user to
      place a mod_python handler in their $HOME/public_html/python directory.

      In the current code, the wildcard is not translated, the sys.path update
      will be invalid, and the user's module will not be accessible. The attached
      patch provides a fix for this.

      N.B. There are obvious security issues in using this type of configuration,
      but this is very useful for dev environments, and security would implemented
      via explicit alternatives anyhow.

      Index: apache.py
      ===================================================================
      RCS file: /home/cvspublic/httpd-python/lib/python/mod_python/apache.py,v
      retrieving revision 1.83
      diff -r1.83 apache.py
      33a34,40
      > def add_handler_path(hpath):
      > import glob
      > if hpath:
      > for D in glob.glob(hpath):
      > if os.path.isdir(D) and D not in sys.path:
      > sys.path.insert(0, D)
      >
      170,171c177
      < if filter.dir and (filter.dir not in sys.path):
      < sys.path[:0] = [filter.dir]

      > add_handler_path(filter.dir)
      280,282c286
      < dir = hlist.directory
      < if dir and (dir not in sys.path):
      < sys.path[:0] = [dir]

      > add_handler_path(hlist.directory)
      454c458,462
      < f, p, d = imp.find_module(parts[i], path)

      > try:
      > f, p, d = imp.find_module(parts[i], path)
      > except:
      > _apache.log_error("mod_python: import error for module %s with path: %s and sys.path: %s"%(parts[i],path,sys.path))
      > raise

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        grahamd Graham Dumpleton added a comment -

        In what will be the grand unified theory for the module importer, there will be no explicit modification of sys.path, so above solution isn't going to work.

        The issues of wildcards in paths does need to be looked at and how they do it in mod_perl would be a good guide so still need to keep this issue open.

        FWIW though, the above will be able to be done in other ways when MODPYTHON-125 is addressed. One could for example use:

        <IfModule mod_python.c>
        <Directory /home/*/public_html/python>
        PythonFixupHandler mod_userdir_dispatch
        PythonDebug on
        </Directory>
        </IfModule>

        1. mod_userdir_dispatch.py

        from mod_python import apache

        def fixuphandler(req):
        if os.splitext(req.filename)[1] == ".py":
        req.handler = "mod_python"
        user = req.notes["mod_userdir_user"]
        directory = "/home/%s/public_html/python" % user
        req.add_handler("PythonHandler","helloworld",dir)
        return apache.OK

        In other words, use a fixup handler to enable mod_python for the content handler phase when extension of mapped file is .py, and also specify actual module in users home directory to be called in that situation.

        Personally I wouldn't use "helloworld" in the users directory but something like "_dispatch". That way a user could put in that file:

        1. _dispatch.py

        from mod_python.publisher import handler

        Thus allowing them to use publisher, but where an access to URL of "_dispatch.py/handler" isn't going to cause a loop as publisher tries to call into it, ie., the underscore protects it from publisher.

        At least I think that would work.

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        grahamd Graham Dumpleton added a comment - In what will be the grand unified theory for the module importer, there will be no explicit modification of sys.path, so above solution isn't going to work. The issues of wildcards in paths does need to be looked at and how they do it in mod_perl would be a good guide so still need to keep this issue open. FWIW though, the above will be able to be done in other ways when MODPYTHON-125 is addressed. One could for example use: <IfModule mod_python.c> <Directory /home/*/public_html/python> PythonFixupHandler mod_userdir_dispatch PythonDebug on </Directory> </IfModule> mod_userdir_dispatch.py from mod_python import apache def fixuphandler(req): if os.splitext(req.filename) [1] == ".py": req.handler = "mod_python" user = req.notes ["mod_userdir_user"] directory = "/home/%s/public_html/python" % user req.add_handler("PythonHandler","helloworld",dir) return apache.OK In other words, use a fixup handler to enable mod_python for the content handler phase when extension of mapped file is .py, and also specify actual module in users home directory to be called in that situation. Personally I wouldn't use "helloworld" in the users directory but something like "_dispatch". That way a user could put in that file: _dispatch.py from mod_python.publisher import handler Thus allowing them to use publisher, but where an access to URL of "_dispatch.py/handler" isn't going to cause a loop as publisher tries to call into it, ie., the underscore protects it from publisher. At least I think that would work.
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        grahamd Graham Dumpleton added a comment -

        Committed code to complete changes such that handler directory is set correctly when handler directive is used with context of Directory or DirectoryMatch directive with a pattern. Forgot to cross reference to this report in commit message. Link to changes is:

        http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?view=rev&revision=431327

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        grahamd Graham Dumpleton added a comment - Committed code to complete changes such that handler directory is set correctly when handler directive is used with context of Directory or DirectoryMatch directive with a pattern. Forgot to cross reference to this report in commit message. Link to changes is: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?view=rev&revision=431327

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          • Assignee:
            grahamd Graham Dumpleton
            Reporter:
            kwq_modpy Kevin Quick
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