Python and MySQL

Steve Holden steve at
Wed Nov 2 23:19:03 CET 2005

Thomas Bartkus wrote:
> "Aquarius" <stefan.kanev at> wrote in message
> news:1130948507.082484.199730 at
>>I appologize in advance for this strange (and possibly stupid)
>>I want to know if there is a way to interface a MySQL database without
>>Python-MySQL or without installing anything that has C files that need
>>to be compiled. The reason for this, is that I want to develop a
>>certain web application, but my hosting provider (!#@$!@#%) isn't very
>>eager to supply Python-MySQL (or any modules to python). Is there an
>>alternative approach I could use to pass around this ridiculos lack of
> Well, I'm looking at the source for the ever popular MySQLdb library. It
> appears to be nothing but straight up Python source code. I see no reason
> why you couldn't just take these modules and put them in your own private
> directory. There is nothing secret here.
>     But
> As others have already pointed out, after you go to this trouble, your
> hosting provider will still suck!  I'm sure you can you can get lot's of
> suggestions for a suitable replacement.
I have a _mysql.c as a part of my distrbution of MySQLdb. Don't you?

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