Version 2.6

Version 2.6 of mod_wsgi can be obtained from:

For Windows binaries see:

Note that this release does not support Python 3.0. Python 3.0 will only be supported in mod_wsgi 3.0.

Note that the fix for (3) below is believed to have already been backported to mod_wsgi 2.5 in Debian Stable tree. Thus, if using mod_wsgi 2.5 from Debian you do not need to be concerned about upgrading to this version.

Bug Fixes

1. Fixed build issue on MacOS X where incorrect Python framework found at run time. This was caused by ‘-W,-l’ option prefix being dropped from ‘-F’ option in LDFLAGS of Makefile and not reverted back when related changes undone. This would affect Python 2.3 through 2.5. For more details see:

2. Fixed build issue on MacOS X where incorrect Python framework found at run time. This was caused by ‘-L/-l’ flags being used for versions of Python prior to 2.6. That approach, even where ‘.a’ library link to framework exists, doesn’t seem to work for the older Python versions.

Because of the unpredictability as to when ‘-F/-framework’ or ‘-L/-l’ should be used for specific Python versions or distributions. Now always link against Python framework via ‘-F/-framework’ if available. If for some particular setup this isn’t working, then the ‘–disable-framework’ option can be supplied to ‘configure’ script to force use of ‘-L/-l’. For more details see:

3. Fixed bug where was decrementing Python object reference count on NULL pointer, causing a crash. This was possibly only occuring in embedded mode and only where closure of remote client connection was detected before any request content was read. The issue may have been more prevalent for a HTTPS connection from client.

4. Fixed bug for Python 2.X where when using ‘print’ to output multple objects to log object via, wsgi.errors, stderr or stdout, a space wasn’t added to output between objects. This was occuring because log object lacked a softspace attribute.

Features Changed

1. When trying to determining version of Apache being used at build time, if Apache executable not available, fallback to getting version from the installed Apache header files. Do this as some Linux distributions build boxes do not actually have Apache executable itself installed, only the header files and apxs tool needed to build modules. For more details see: