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On 21 October 2002, Tom Rauch said:
I'm trying to install MySQL-python-0.9.0 on a RH 7.3 box. I get this message about "sklpping byte compilation" which I suspect is preventing the Zope MySQL database adapter from being installed. I saw on the web that you've had some experience with this error message...can you offer any suggestions on how to work around this?
The "skipping byte compilation" message simply means that you already have a version of MySQL-python installed on that box. Since the distutils skipped byte compilation for *all* files, you probably already have the exact version that you're trying to install.
You might try blowing away the existing MySQL-python installation and starting from scratch.