I am trying to install MySQLdb package. I found the source code here.
I did the following:
gunzip MySQL-python-1.2.3c1.tar.gz tar xvf MySQL-python-1.2.3c1.tar cd MySQL-python-1.2.3c1 python setup.py build
As the result I got the following:
Traceback (most recent call last): File "setup.py", line 5, in ? from setuptools import setup, Extension ImportError: No module named setuptools
Does anybody knows how to solve this problem?
By the way, if I am able to do the described step, I will need to do the following:
sudo python setup.py install
And I have no system-administrator-rights. Do I still have a chance to install MySQLdb?
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After trying many suggestions, simply using
sudo apt-get install python-mysqldb worked for me.
If MySQLdb’s now distributed in a way that requires
setuptools, your choices are either to download the latter (e.g. from here) or refactor MySQLdb’s setup.py to bypass
setuptools (maybe just importing
Extension from plain
distutils instead might work, but you may also need to edit some of the
setup_*.py files in the same directory).
Depending on how your site’s Python installation is configured, installing extensions for your own individual use without requiring sysadm rights may be hard, but it’s never truly impossible if you have shell access. You’ll need to tweak your Python’s sys.path to start with a directory of your own that’s your personal equivalent of the system-wide site pacages directory, e.g. by setting
PYTHONPATH persistently in your own environment, and then manually place in said personal directory what normal installs would normally place in site-packages (and/or subdirectories thereof).
I resolved this issue on centos5.4 by running the following command to install setuptools
yum install python-setuptools
I hope that helps.
This was sort of tricky for me too, I did the following which worked pretty well.
- Download the appropriate Python .egg for setuptools (ie, for Python 2.6, you can get it here. Grab the correct one from the PyPI site here.)
chmodthe egg to be executable:
chmod a+x [egg](ie, for Python 2.6,
chmod a+x setuptools-0.6c9-py2.6.egg)
./[egg](ie, for Python 2.6,
Not sure if you’ll need to use sudo if you’re just installing it for you current user. You’d definitely need it to install it for all users.
$ su $ yum install MySQL-python
and it will be installed (MySQLdb).
#!/usr/bin/env python import os import sys from **distutils.core** import setup, Extension if sys.version_info < (2, 3): raise Error("Python-2.3 or newer is required") if os.name == "posix": from setup_posix import get_config else: # assume windows from setup_windows import get_config metadata, options = get_config() metadata['ext_modules'] = [Extension(sources=['_mysql.c'], **options)] metadata['long_description'] = metadata['long_description'].replace(r'n', '') setup(**metadata)
For Python 2.7, one can easily install using this
apt-get install python2.7-mysqldb
Also, you can see the build dependencies in the file setup.cfg
I am experiencing the same problem right now. According to this post you need to have a C Compiler or GCC. I’ll try to fix the problem by installing C compiler. I’ll inform you if it works (we’ll I guess you don’t need it anymore, but I’ll post the result anyway) 🙂
well installing C compiler or GCC didn’t work but I found a way to successfully install mysqldb package
kindly follow Mike schrieb’s (Thanks to him) instructions here . In my case, I used setuptools-0.6c11-py2.7.egg and setuptools-0.6c11 . Then download the executable file here then install that file. hope it helps 🙂
When you need to install modules in Linux/Unix and you lack sudo / admin rights, one simple way around it is to use the user scheme installation, basically run
“python setup.py install –user” from the command line in the folder of the module / library to be installed
(see http://docs.python.org/install/index.html for further details)