MySQLdb will only import for root
martinnorth at westnet.com.au
Sat Jul 12 03:02:54 CEST 2008
Diez B. Roggisch wrote:
> martinnorth schrieb:
>> I am running Python and MySQL on Ubuntu and have installed MySQLdb. If
>> I try to import MySQLdb I get the following error:
>> ActivePython 18.104.22.168 (ActiveState Software Inc.) based on
>> Python 2.5.2 (r252:60911, Mar 27 2008, 16:42:08)
>> [GCC 3.3.1 (SuSE Linux)] on linux2
>> Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>> >>> import MySQLdb
>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>> File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
>> ImportError: No module named MySQLdb
>> But if I lrun python as the root user it imports fine. Can anyone
>> suggest what might be wrong with the installation? Or is there nothing
>> wrong? I haven't seen any examples that mentioned being root to import
>> a module.
> Try importing sys and printing out sys.path both with a "normal" account
> and the root-account, to see if there are any differences. And of course
> make sure both actually use the same interpreter.
> Beyond that, you are right: there is no root-only-importing.
Now that I look at, it appears it might not be the same interpreter.
When running python as root I get:
Python 2.5.2 (r252:60911, Apr 21 2008, 11:12:42)
[GCC 4.2.3 (Ubuntu 4.2.3-2ubuntu7)] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
Which is completely different from when I'm a normal user (see original
post). And yes, sys.path is different.
Being somewhat new to python and linux, how would I go about fixing
this? How do I get a normal user to run the same interpreter? Is it to
do with my PATH?
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