I have got xampp-linux-1.6.7 and xampp-linux-devel-1.6.8a installed on Ubuntu 8.10. I am trying to install mod_wsgi-2.3 and was able to sucesfully run ./configure on it. But when I run make, it gave me a bunch of errors. I am pasting a snipped of it here.

mod_wsgi.c:3886: error: expected ‘;’ before ‘ap_log_error’
mod_wsgi.c:3891: error: expected ‘;’ before ‘}’ token
mod_wsgi.c:3900: error: expected ‘;’ before ‘ap_log_error’
mod_wsgi.c:3904: error: expected ‘;’ before ‘}’ token
mod_wsgi.c:3906: error: expected expression before ‘module’
mod_wsgi.c:3910: error: expected ‘;’ before ‘ap_log_error’
mod_wsgi.c:3914: error: expected ‘;’ before ‘}’ token
mod_wsgi.c:3929: error: expected identifier or ‘(’ before ‘=’ token
mod_wsgi.c:3931: error: expected expression before ‘module’
mod_wsgi.c:3932: error: ‘modules’ undeclared (first use in this function)
mod_wsgi.c:3935: error: expected identifier or ‘(’ before ‘=’ token
mod_wsgi.c:3937: error: expected expression before ‘module’
mod_wsgi.c:3944: error: expected identifier or ‘(’ before ‘=’ token
mod_wsgi.c:3946: error: expected expression before ‘module’
mod_wsgi.c:3950: error: expected ‘;’ before ‘ap_log_error’
mod_wsgi.c:3954: error: expected ‘;’ before ‘}’ token
mod_wsgi.c:3961: error: expected expression before ‘module’
mod_wsgi.c:3965: error: expected expression before ‘module’
mod_wsgi.c:3978: error: expected identifier or ‘(’ before ‘=’ token
mod_wsgi.c:3981: error: expected identifier or ‘(’ before ‘=’ token
mod_wsgi.c:3983: error: expected expression before ‘module’
mod_wsgi.c:3987: error: expected identifier or ‘(’ before ‘=’ token
mod_wsgi.c:3989: error: expected expression before ‘module’

There are literally a few hundreds of this. I tried to get this into a text file by running : make > error.log But I just got a few lines in there. So how do I find about what is going on? Thanks.

Just posting the solution to my error above. The header files required by modwsgi.c were not present in the default python installation of Ubuntu 8.10. Luckily xampp installation had a seperate python runtime, and I was able to pass that with --with-python=/opt/lampp/bin/python.
Now all is well, and modwsgi is configured on my server.