Newbie: How to connect to MySQL?
sholden at holdenweb.com
Wed Jan 15 17:43:11 CET 2003
"Eduardo Cancino" <lalo at ciceana.org.mx> wrote in message
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> Hi everybody!
> I downloaded the mysql-python from sourceforge, and I tried to install
> it on my Mac0S 10.2.1
> but even i have the Developer tools the:
> python setup.py build
> python setup.py install
> commands doesn't find my compiler.
> I looked in www.python.org, some of this but didn't find it.
> Where I cand find a installing tutorial or something i can get to start
> programming python with databases?
> Is there a db module like dbi in perl?
> And the cgi module works as the perl one?
I can't answer your question as to why your command-line isn't finding the
Python interpreter. That's another issue. However, if you're sure you have
/usr/bin/python then as long as setup.py is marked as executable the command
As far as your questions about "is there a db module", Python database
modules should conform the the Python DB API version 2, thereby offering a
reasonably standard interface. You can find a description at
The MySQLdb module you have downloaded offers a fairly complete
implementation, along wiht a few added tweaks and wrinkles like "dictionary
As for the CGI module: walk before you run! ;-)
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