MySQLdb - possible without install?

Gerhard Häring gerhard.nospam at
Thu Jul 12 05:55:50 EDT 2001

On Thu, 12 Jul 2001 02:44:29 GMT, Ken <ken_chiba at> wrote:
>Just curious.  I'm with an ISP that allows running of scripts, and has
>MySQL database access.  They have a perl API installed, but nothing to
>support Python.  I was wondering if it was possible to just copy over
>the MySQLdb directory from the site-packages area of Python, and just
>"import" it into the scripts?

Yes, this works. MySQLdb needs a compiled extension module, however. You'll
need a compiled version for the platform your provider uses.

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