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mysql-python install problems
Posted by: Ben Goodrich
Date: June 10, 2009 03:35PM

So I've been having a ton of trouble actually getting the mysql-python connector to install. I've got mysql 5.1.35 installed on a Fedora 9 64 bit machine. I installed it from the .tar.gz and it seems to be running perfectly. (The actual tar file was named mysql-5.1.35-linux-i686-glibc23.tar.gz) Now I'm looking to install the python connector. So I have the MySQL-python-1.2.2 file unpacked on my desktop, and when I run the command: python build I get the following error:

running build
running build_py
copying MySQLdb/ -> build/lib.linux-x86_64-2.5/MySQLdb
running build_ext
building '_mysql' extension
gcc -pthread -shared build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.5/_mysql.o -L/usr/local/mysql/lib -L/usr/lib64 -lmysqlclient -lz -lcrypt -lnsl -lm -lmygcc -lpython2.5 -o build/lib.linux-x86_64-2.5/
/usr/bin/ld: skipping incompatible /usr/local/mysql/lib/ when searching for -lmysqlclient
/usr/bin/ld: skipping incompatible /usr/local/mysql/lib/libmysqlclient.a when searching for -lmysqlclient
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lmysqlclient
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
error: command 'gcc' failed with exit status 1

I have searched the internet for quite a while now looking for a solution. I've seen a couple solutions that mention it might be one of two things. Either I don't have the mysql-devel package installed or that the connector is trying to install a 64 bit version and I've only got a 32 bit mysql installation.

If it's the first possibility, I can't figure out how to install the mysql-devel package from a .tar.gz. If it's the second, I intentionally installed the 32 bit mysql even though I've got a 64 bit machine as I need to write instructions that on how to do this regardless of whether it's a 32bit or 64bit machine.

As a note: The machine I'm installing on does not have internet access, so I can't use Yum for anything.

Anyone know how to make this work? I've been stuck for about 2 days now. Thanks a ton for any help.

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