Python and MySQL

Sion Arrowsmith siona at
Thu Nov 3 15:13:31 CET 2005

Aquarius <stefan.kanev at> wrote:
>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

If you've got MySQL installed, you probably have a command-line
mysql client, and you could use subprocess or popen to run that.
That's a little desperate though, and the error handling will suck.
(I've seen this trick used with other databases.)

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