MySQLdb compiled -- Import issue

Sean DiZazzo half.italian at
Thu Mar 25 04:15:00 CET 2010

On Mar 24, 7:59 pm, Kurian Thayil <kurianmtha... at> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am just a month old with Python and trying to learn CGI with Python. I
> was trying to install MySQLdb module in my new CentOS 5.3 box with
> Python 2.4.3 default install. I downloaded the tar-ball of MySQLdb
> module (MySQL-python-1.2.3c1). Did build as normal user and install as
> root. MySQL server version that I'm using is 5.1.41, if that has
> anything to do with the error. I then copied,
> library to /usr/lib/ folder and then I am able to import the module as
> root user. But cannot do this as normal user.
> Now, while doing import MySQLdb as normal user, I get the following
> error message. The scripts will be run as apache and hence cannot have
> this error. Please check the following output. Also I have attached the
> output while doing build and install process.
> [kurianmt at server MySQL-python-1.2.3c1]$ python
> Python 2.4.3 (#1, Jan 21 2009, 01:10:13)
> [GCC 4.1.2 20071124 (Red Hat 4.1.2-42)] on linux2
> Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.>>> import MySQLdb
> /usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/MySQL_python-1.2.3c1-py2.4-linux-i686.egg/ UserWarning: Module _mysql was already imported from /usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/MySQL_python-1.2.3c1-py2.4-linux-i686.egg/_mysql.pyc, but /opt/downloads/py-modules/MySQL-python-1.2.3c1 is being added to sys.path
> It would be a great help if I understand what's going on!!! Thanks in
> advance.
> Regards,
> Kurian Mathew Thayil.
>  MySQLdb-build.txt
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The warning looks familiar.  Are you running python from the MySQLdb
source directory?  ie.  /opt/downloads/py-modules/MySQL-python-1.2.3c1

I think you just need to change directories and the warning will go
away.  Check what's happening on line 3 of  I don't have the
source in front of me.


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