[DB-SIG] Installing MySQL-python on python 2.2

Kevin Cole kjcole@gri.gallaudet.edu
Sun, 2 Jun 2002 21:46:30 -0400 (EDT)

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> I am running RH7.2 (will upgrade to 7.3 soon) on P-III CPU.  I got the
> binary RPM from Sourceforge web site exactly as you have suggested.
> However, that binary rpm, MySQL-python-0.9.1.tar.gz, installs in
> /usr/lib/python2.1 instead of /usr/lib/python2.2.  I cannot use it from
> Python 2.2.1.

One other potential source of trouble: Red Hat boxed themselves into a
corner by making their installation program (and other stuff?) REQUIRE
1.5.2.  So, when you install Python 2.x (if you installed Red Hat's RPM)
it goes through some hoops to make sure that it has both the old and the
new Python on there.  Among other things, you end up with two execut-
ables: "python" and "python2", as well as two sets of paths, etc.  I'm 
not sure if this is impacting on you or if you've already taken care of 
such troubles.

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