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Should this be added to MySQLdb FAQ?

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Hi,

I went through couple of wrong paths to install MySQLdb on my RedHat
box. I was trying to download MySQL client from MySQL.com and also
mySQLdb from SourceForge. After some challenges with compile errors and
also searching for pre-required RPMs, I found RedHat distribution
already contains all compiled rpms and all I need are within CDs 3 and
4 of RedHat distribution!

In essence, I found that I should check my Linux distribution first,
then attempt to download stuff from sourceforge!

I also posted the question to this group:
http://groups.google.ca/group/comp.l...2f09a863bffdb2

If this makes sense, should it be added to MySQLdb FAQ?

Regards,
Max

Jul 18 '06 #1
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gmax2006,
Yes, perhaps the MySQLdb project should mention that packages are
usually available in the popular distributions. I am using Ubuntu and
everything I needed for MySQL and Python was in the repositories ,
'apt-get' one-lines is all that is needed. In general though, I found
that more often than not the program I need is already in some
repository somewhere.
gmax2006 wrote:
Hi,

I went through couple of wrong paths to install MySQLdb on my RedHat
box. I was trying to download MySQL client from MySQL.com and also
mySQLdb from SourceForge. After some challenges with compile errors and
also searching for pre-required RPMs, I found RedHat distribution
already contains all compiled rpms and all I need are within CDs 3 and
4 of RedHat distribution!

In essence, I found that I should check my Linux distribution first,
then attempt to download stuff from sourceforge!

I also posted the question to this group:
http://groups.google.ca/group/comp.l...2f09a863bffdb2

If this makes sense, should it be added to MySQLdb FAQ?

Regards,
Max
Jul 18 '06 #2

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