[Tutor] MySQLdb for Python 2.5? (Debian related)

tetsuo2k6 at web.de tetsuo2k6 at web.de
Wed Jan 23 20:55:17 CET 2008

Sounds very good! I think I read something about Python eggs some time 
ago, but didn't look deeper into it then. I'll do so tomorrow (if I find 
some spare time - there's so much to do...)

However, Debian is known for stability and security, right? I don't know 
if I should install things without apt in a production environment, so I 
first have to ask my guru if it's alright.

Maybe that sounds paranoid, but I'm new to Linux and all these server 
programs that make my head fuzzy o.O

Thanks for pointing to cheese shop etc.!

Michael Langford schrieb:
> It's a distribution issue. As far as what I've found as having cutting
> edge (or even reasonably fresh) python packages in your package
> manager is dictated by the distro, who vary wildly in this.
> Debian SID at times> All the Ubuntus > Debian SID at times> Fedora
> Core > Debian testing > Debian stable
> This is the #1 reason I use ubuntu on servers right now. And if the
> above is wrong now, these are generally feelings about a small sample
> set over a period of time. I really have just gone all Kubuntu/Xubuntu
> where I can these days.
> I will suggest you look into learning eggs, cheese shop and
> easy_install as an alternative to OS based package management for
> python. I was an awesome presentation by Brandon Rhodes Mill about
> Buildout  at PyAtl a couple weeks ago. It automagically downloads all
> the eggs you need. You just create a setup.py and a quick config file,
> and check those in with your source. When you run a command when you
> start developing on a checkout, it pulls down all the eggs you need to
> work with that checkout from the cheeshop, putting them in a project
> local directory, which is then prepended to the python search path for
> that project.
> This means site-packages and you don't have fights when you install on
> multiple system who may need other past versions of modules. Buildout
> also gets the right version of python on the machine ( in a local
> directory again ) and is compatible with system where you don't have
> root access.
> Buildout was originally written by the Zope people I believe, but has
> been made independent of zope so all of us non-zope people can use it.
>           --Michael
> Cheese Shop: www.python.org/pypi
> Monty Python Cheese Shop Skit: www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3KBuQHHKx0
> Buildout: www.python.org/pypi/zc.buildout
> More about Eggs: http://peak.telecommunity.com/DevCenter/PythonEggs
> PyAtl (where presumably his talk will be posted): http://pyatl.org/
> On Jan 23, 2008 11:01 AM,  <tetsuo2k6 at web.de> wrote:
>> I decided to install Python2.5 on the server machine to save me the time
>> for low-level debugging >;) but it doesn't find the MySQLdb module...
>> I searched through aptitude - the only thing I find is MySQLdb for Py2.4
>> ... What's happening here?
>> I have to say that the client PC (on which my script runs fine with 2.5)
>> has Ubuntu installed - can it be that the MySQLdb module is behind in
>> Debian?
>> Sorry for going off topic - if you guys don't want that here can move
>> the problem to the Debian list - but maybe someone here knows about the
>> status of the packages...?
>> - Paul
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