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From "Graham Dumpleton (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Closed: (MODPYTHON-28) Add a standard test handler in the distribution
Date Sun, 05 Mar 2006 04:44:47 GMT
     [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MODPYTHON-28?page=all ]
     
Graham Dumpleton closed MODPYTHON-28:
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> Add a standard test handler in the distribution
> -----------------------------------------------
>
>          Key: MODPYTHON-28
>          URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MODPYTHON-28
>      Project: mod_python
>         Type: Improvement
>     Versions: 3.1.4, 2.7.10
>     Reporter: Nicolas Lehuen
>     Assignee: Nicolas Lehuen
>      Fix For: 3.2.7
>  Attachments: modpython2.tex-jg20050528-1.diff
>
> Improving the testing phase of the installation is crucial as we get a steady stream
of question from new users who can't run the mptest or are confused about its meaning (for
example, the fact that any URL ending with .py runs the mptest handler is misleading at first).
> We should include a standard mptest handler in the distribution so that we can better
help beginners, without making them struggle with a new file PYTHONPATH, syntax errors in
the handler, etc. Ideally, the mptest handler should display useful informations both in the
Apache log and in the result page ; this would help us check their environment and provide
better help.
> The information displayed could be (both in the log and the result page) :
> - Apache version (+MPM type if this information can be queried at runtime)
> - Python version
> - mod_python version
> - sys.path
> - mod_python.publisher available yes/no
> - mod_python.psp available yes/no
> Of course, if anything goes wrong, it should be clearly stated in the Apache log (no
misleading 404 errors, please !).
> The testing phase of the installation would then be : 1) set "SetHandler mod_python.mptest"
directive and 2) watch the results. This would be far less messy as it is currently.

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