[DB-SIG] Getting a custom build of python to talk to MySQL

Gerhard Häring lists@ghaering.de
Sun, 23 Mar 2003 22:45:48 +0100

* Richard <richard@insane.bug-e.net> [2003-03-23 11:56 +0200]:
> [...] What I want to do:
> I have a scientific application that includes python as an embedded
> macro language.  The entire user interface is also customisable in
> python (very cool btw).  This app runs on Win32, linux and up to
> multi-proccessor, million $ hardware, but I am running it on win32.
> I want to get this app's python to talk to a database.  I have
> access to MySQL on a freebsd machine.
> I have tried to get MySQL-python 0.9.1 and 0.9.2 to talk to the
> embedded python (is this the correct term?) but it will not work.
> This is because the python is a custom build.  As follows:
> Python 2.0 (#0, Jul  1 2002, 10:16:04) [MSC 32 bit (Intel)] on win32
> Type "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
> >>> import MySQLdb
> Fatal Python error: Interpreter not initialized (version mismatch?)

Which MySQLdb have you installed? Is it this download:


? Note that Python extensions are not necessarily binary compatible
across Python major.minor.micro versions where anything except micro

So, don't use any versions of MySQLdb built for Pyhton 2.1 or 2.2.

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