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[1.10.x] Fixed #27823 -- Updated mod_wsgi example to use WSGIPythonHome.

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timgraham committed Feb 14, 2017
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  1. +9 −21 docs/howto/deployment/wsgi/modwsgi.txt
@@ -34,6 +34,7 @@ also add the line ``Order deny,allow`` above it.
.. code-block:: apache
WSGIScriptAlias / /path/to/
+ WSGIPythonHome /path/to/venv
WSGIPythonPath /path/to/
<Directory /path/to/>
@@ -49,6 +50,10 @@ your project package (``mysite`` in this example). This tells Apache to serve
any request below the given URL using the WSGI application defined in that
+If you install your project's Python dependencies inside a `virtualenv`_, add
+the path to the virtualenv using ``WSGIPythonHome``. See the `mod_wsgi
+virtualenv guide`_ for more details.
The ``WSGIPythonPath`` line ensures that your project package is available for
import on the Python path; in other words, that ``import mysite`` works.
@@ -61,6 +66,9 @@ for you; otherwise, you'll need to create it. See the :doc:`WSGI overview
documentation</howto/deployment/wsgi/index>` for the default contents you
should put in this file, and what else you can add to it.
+.. _virtualenv:
+.. _mod_wsgi virtualenv guide:
.. warning::
If multiple Django sites are run in a single mod_wsgi process, all of them
@@ -90,26 +98,6 @@ should put in this file, and what else you can add to it.
See the :ref:`unicode-files` section of the Unicode reference guide for
-Using a ``virtualenv``
-If you install your project's Python dependencies inside a `virtualenv`_,
-you'll need to add the path to this virtualenv's ``site-packages`` directory to
-your Python path as well. To do this, add an additional path to your
-``WSGIPythonPath`` directive, with multiple paths separated by a colon (``:``)
-if using a UNIX-like system, or a semicolon (``;``) if using Windows. If any
-part of a directory path contains a space character, the complete argument
-string to ``WSGIPythonPath`` must be quoted:
-.. code-block:: apache
- WSGIPythonPath /path/to/
-Make sure you give the correct path to your virtualenv, and replace
-``python3.X`` with the correct Python version (e.g. ``python3.4``).
-.. _virtualenv:
.. _daemon-mode:
Using ``mod_wsgi`` daemon mode
@@ -125,7 +113,7 @@ use ``WSGIPythonPath``; instead you should use the ``python-path`` option to
.. code-block:: apache
- WSGIDaemonProcess python-path=/path/to/
+ WSGIDaemonProcess python-home=/path/to/venv python-path=/path/to/
If you want to serve your project in a subdirectory

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