problem with nginx autoconfigure

Igor Sysoev is at
Fri Nov 23 19:45:12 MSK 2007

On Fri, Nov 23, 2007 at 04:14:53PM +0100, Manlio Perillo wrote:

> I'm having problems at auto configuring mod_wsgi on FreeBSD.
> Here is the configuration:
> ngx_feature="wsgi"
> ngx_feature_name=
> ngx_feature_run=no
> ngx_feature_incs="#include <Python.h>"
> ngx_feature_path="/usr/local/include/python2.4"
> ngx_feature_libs="-L /usr/local/lib -lpython2.4"
> ngx_feature_test="Py_Initialize()"
> . auto/feature
> I think the values are correct (they are queried using Python 
> distutils), however the nginx configure script has problems with 
> ngx_feature_libs.
> If I remove ngx_feature_libs and, of course, ngx_feature_test, mod_wsgi 
> configures and compiles without problems.
> What can be the problem?

> One last question: I would like to add a --with-python= option to the 
> configure script. This option tells the configure script the "custom" 
> Python interpreter to use for configuration.
> Is this possible without patching the script?


You should not use hardcoded includes, libs, etc.
Look python capabilities to report build options.

See auto/lib/perl/conf how configure use

perl -MExtUtils::Embed -e ccopts
perl -MExtUtils::Embed -e ldopts

Igor Sysoev

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