Installing CherryPy on Ubuntu

Posted under » Ubuntu on 08 December 2009

You can follow this official installation instruction here.

However, since I am in Ubuntu server and have Python 2.6 preinstalled, I can install it by

$ apt-get install python-cherrypy3

It will install CherryPy at /usr/share/python-support/python-cherrypy3/cherrypy
Cherrypy version 3 has been around since 2007 and is still the latest version.

On the apache side you must enable 3 modules like using a sudo account.

$ ln -s /etc/apache2/mods-available/rewrite.load /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/rewrite.load
$ ln -s /etc/apache2/mods-available/proxy.load /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/proxy.load
$ ln -s /etc/apache2/mods-available/proxy_http.load /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/proxy_http.load
$  /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

As this is using mod rewrite, please enable it by .htaccess or on the Apache config file

RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule ^(.*)$1 [P]
AllowOverride All

Please see on how to enable mod_rewrite.

Then start your CherryPy application server. You will see it say that it running http at port 8080.

$ python 

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