[Pythonmac-SIG] MySQLdb lib help
david.warde.farley at utoronto.ca
Wed Jan 18 09:31:34 CET 2006
On 16-Jan-06, at 11:44 AM, Chris Porter wrote:
> Hello, complete python newbie here.
> I've got:
> OSX 10.4.3
> Python 2.3.5
> MySQL 4.1.15-standard
> (of course, all pre-installed, except for MySQL)
> I don't seem to have the right python module that will allow python
> to interact with my MySQL
The MySQLdb module doesn't come standard. And seeing as how I can't
get it to build properly with Apple's Python (and Apple's Python is
kind of icky anyway), here's the rundown:
Firstly, you'll probably want to install Python 2.4 from http://
undefined.org/python/, and the Tiger fix. You'll want to modify your
shell's PATH variable so that /usr/local/bin comes before /usr/bin.
If you use bash (other people: is this the default in OS X? I
honestly can't remember), this should be as simple as adding the line
to the end of .bash_profile in your user directory.
Finally, grab the zip file for the MySQLdb module from pythonmac.org/
packages and install it that way.
Now run python at the command prompt (make sure to start a new
terminal window after changing .bash_profile ), make sure it's Python
2.4.1 you're running, and try importing again.
Hope that helps,
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