python-mysqldb__debian_to_freebsd

Cousin Stanley cs at totallybogus.com.invalid
Thu Nov 17 12:21:54 CET 2005


> ....
> For the interested, the OP (Stanley Kitching), wants to use a
> python-mysqldb module on his web host running FreeBSD. They don't have
> the that installed, so he tried getting the Debian binary distrubtion
> of the library to work, and failed. He's wondering if this is at all
> possible.
>
> Answer: yes, it might (key word - might) be made to work. Linux shared
> libraries have been made to work with native applications on FreeBSD
> before. I don't have the details, but would expect you'd have to
> install large chunks of a Debian system to make this work. If you
> really want to do this, let me know and I'll chase the details down
> for you.
>
> However, that's the wrong way to do this. First step - ask your
> hosting service to install databases/py-MySQLdb. That's the Python
> MySQLdb port in the FreeBSD ports tree.
> ....

Mike ....

  Although I've never done it personally, I have seen a few
  newsgroup references that some Debian/FreeBSD packages
  are interchangeable so thought the minimal effort required
  for uploading the Debian MySQLdb package I have might be worth
  the long shot .... 

> However, that's the wrong way to do this. First step - ask your
> hosting service to install databases/py-MySQLdb. 
>
> That's the Python MySQLdb port in the FreeBSD ports tree. 
> Installing it should be trivial.  
> ....

  I did a bit more google-izing last night and found
  that a FreeBSD/MySQLdb install should indeed be
  a trivial matter to install via FreePorts ....

  I'll go ahead and petition the host for an install .... 

  Thanks very much for taking the time to provide
  a detailed explanation and your kind offer 
  for further assistance ....

  Both are greatly appreciated ....


-- 
Stanley C. Kitching
Human Being
Phoenix, Arizona


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