Install MySQLdb for Python 2.x

If you want to install MySQLdb for Python 2.x, without using the package manager of your Linux distro (Ubuntu in our case), you can do it through pip like this:

First you must to have installed libmysqlclient-dev (and, of course pip)

sudo apt-get install libmysqlclient-dev

After that execute this two commands:

sudo easy_install -U distribute
sudo pip install mysql-python

Test if is working:

Type in the command line:


and in the python console:

import MySQLdb

That’s all. Enjoy!

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