[MapProxy] deploying MapProxy with apache2 mod_fcgid (RHEL x86_64)

Christian Willmes c.willmes at uni-koeln.de
Thu Apr 21 07:16:47 EDT 2011


just to let you know, I got it working now with mod_fcgid.

I wrote the procedure for deployment using mod_fastcgi and for using
mod_fcgid on an 64bit Enterprise linux system down in my blog for


Sorry for the 'spam', but in case somebody is trying to do the same in
the future... ;)

Best regards,

On 15.04.2011 08:19, Oliver Tonnhofer wrote:
> Hi Christian,
> On 14.04.2011, at 18:57, Christian Willmes wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I have a problem deploying MapProxy on an RHEL5 x86_64 Server for
>> production.
>> I do not really have knowledge about FASTCGI, I just tried to set it up
>> like it is described in the MapProxy docs.
>> I tryed first to use Apache2 with mod_fastcgi, which I had to compile
>> from source, because there is no RPM for RHEL5 x86_64. On my test
>> environment I got this working.
>> Unfortunately it turned out, that I am not allowed to compile apache
>> modules on the servers of our University, so I can't do this and the
>> admins won't do it for me,  the only way is to provide them an RPM,
>> which I am not (yet) able to build myself. And the supported mod_fcgid
>> (which the admins already installed for me) does not have the
>> FastCgiExternalServer directive...
>> Does somebody here know how I can deploy MapProxy with mod_fcgid [1]?
> I can't help you with mod_fcgid but maybe it's helpful to see how other projects use it:
> http://wiki.pylonshq.com/display/pylonscookbook/Production+Deployment+Using+Apache,+FastCGI+and+mod_rewrite,+alternate+version
> Regards,
> Oliver

Christian Willmes
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