MySQLdb will only import for root
jeffrey at fro.man
Fri Jul 11 15:29:16 CEST 2008
Diez B. Roggisch wrote:
>> Is it possible the module was installed with priviledges set too
>> strict? Perhaps the interpreter cannot see the module when it is run
>> from a normal user account.
> Possible - certainly. Yet unrealistic, because usually root access is
> required to system-wide install a package - thus the normal install
> processes ensure proper rights.
According to the OP, it is root that *does* have access to MySQLdb and a
normal user that does not. It is a very realistic possibility to install
something as root to which normal users do not have access. Installation
scripts that assume a particular umask during install, for example, are
I have noticed this problem myself with python modules that include compiled
C extensions, as MySQLdb does. However, in the case where the extension
module itself has incorrect permissions, the error would point to a missing
_mysql, rather than a missing MySQLdb.
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