Hostmonster : Installing MySQLdb at a specific location

Tim Johnson tim at
Sun Jul 31 21:41:35 CEST 2011

* Tim Johnson <tim at> [110731 11:01]:
> I've using MySQLdb for years, but always on servers where I had
> system-wide access.
> I have an account on Hostmonster and would like to do some
> development there, but although python2.6 is available, MySQLdb is
> not installed. I do not believe there is a system-wide access, nor
> do I expect sysadmins to do my any favors. 
> I have SSH access and it is a linux OS.
> uname -a gives me:
> """
> Linux 2.6.32-42.1.BHsmp #1 SMP Tue Jun 28
> 17:06:41 MDT 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
> """
> A 'local' bin directory is provided. I have downloaded
> MySQL-python-1.2.3 and am looking at the docs, but so far I haven't
> found any documentation that tells me how (or if) I may install 
> to anything other than a default path.
 I don't want to discourage any further input, but I'm looking at
 regarding installing django and I think the instructions can be
 extrapolated for MySQLdb. I will report what happens...

tim at johnsons-web dot com or akwebsoft dot com

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