Re: MySQLdb on Mac OS X 10.5.8
Date: October 17, 2009 03:09PM
Annet Vermeer Wrote:
> Since I don't know much about Unix, I don't
> understand the instructions provided here.
Aye, that's a bit the problem with MySQLdb
since it needs compiling: one needs to be a
bit UNIX savvy.
(Just a FYI, the 'shell>' means the prompt, usually
the $. We just use it as it is more universal)
> shell> PATH="/usr/local/mysql/bin:$PATH"
> shell> tar xzf MySQL-python-1.2.3c1.tar.gz
> shell> cd MySQL-python-1.2.3c1
> shell> ARCHFLAGS="-arch x86_64" /usr/bin/python setup.py build
> shell> /usr/bin/python setup.py install
> I don't know whether the $PATH has already been
That doesn't really matter. It's OK to set it again
if /usr/local/mysql/bin is available to you.
Actually, simply executing the following on in the
Terminal should give you an idea:
If it says 'command not found', set the $PATH as
> Since MySQL-python-1.2.3c1.tar.gz has already been
> unzipped; there is a folder MySQL-python-1.2.3c1
> in the downloads folder, I assume I don't have to
> run shell> tar xzf MySQL-python-1.2.3c1.tar.gz
Indeed, you untar/unzipped it clicking in Finder?
The 'tar xzf' does the same, but from the shell (aka
> MySQL-python-1.2.3c1 resides in the download
> folder so shell> cd MySQL-python-1.2.3c1 doesn't
> seem to make sense. Where should the folder go?
It doesn't go anywhere. 'cd' means 'change directory'.
You change to the directory 'MySQL-python-1.2.3c1'.
You got it in Downloads? Then this should work:
shell> cd ~/Downloads/MySQL-python-1.2.3c1
Tip, to find out where you are in the Terminal, use
> shell> ARCHFLAGS="-arch x86_64" /usr/bin/python
> setup.py build
You are on 10.5, I think you should do:
shell> /usr/bin/python setup.py build
shell> /usr/bin/python setup.py install
> I have no idea what the two lines of code above
> do. I downloaded the MySQL Installer Package for
> Mac OS X 10.5 x86 not x86-64.
Yes, x86 is good, that's why you don't have to
set the 'ARCHFLAGS' thingy.
The above two lines do:
1) compiles (builds) MySQLdb using the MySQL
2) installs MySQLdb
> Could you please provide me with more detailed
> instructions on how to get MySQLdb installed.
The above is basically it :-) It's a chore for
less experienced users, especially the compiling
part. Just post here again if you got
more problems. (it might have been better to start
a new topic instead for 10.5).
BTW, we hope to release MySQL Connector/Python
which could help a bit, and make it easier, but
we're still long way of releasing I'm afraid.
Working on it though!
Software Developer at Oracle