Trying to set up a clean Mac os X 10.6 install to develop python/django and I didn't remember running into this on 10.5.
After installing MySQL from the installer on
mysql-5.5.8-osx10.6-x86_64.dmg I ran
$ sudo pip install MySQL-python
and it seemed to go smoothly (output below)
Downloading/unpacking MySQL-python Downloading MySQL-python-1.2.3.tar.gz (70Kb): 70Kb downloaded Running setup.py egg_info for package MySQL-python warning: no files found matching 'MANIFEST' warning: no files found matching 'ChangeLog' warning: no files found matching 'GPL' Installing collected packages: MySQL-python Running setup.py install for MySQL-python building '_mysql' extension gcc-4.2 -fno-strict-aliasing -fno-common -dynamic -DNDEBUG -g -fwrapv -Os -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -DENABLE_DTRACE -pipe -Dversion_info=(1,2,3,'final',0) -D__version__=1.2.3 -I/usr/local/mysql/include -I/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6/include/python2.6 -c _mysql.c -o build/temp.macosx-10.6-universal-2.6/_mysql.o -Os -g -fno-common -fno-strict-aliasing -arch x86_64 In file included from _mysql.c:36: /usr/local/mysql/include/my_config.h:325:1: warning: "SIZEOF_SIZE_T" redefined In file included from /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6/include/python2.6/Python.h:9, from pymemcompat.h:10, from _mysql.c:29: /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6/include/python2.6/pymacconfig.h:33:1: warning: this is the location of the previous definition In file included from _mysql.c:36: /usr/local/mysql/include/my_config.h:419:1: warning: "HAVE_WCSCOLL" redefined In file included from /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6/include/python2.6/Python.h:8, from pymemcompat.h:10, from _mysql.c:29: /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6/include/python2.6/pyconfig.h:803:1: warning: this is the location of the previous definition gcc-4.2 -Wl,-F. -bundle -undefined dynamic_lookup build/temp.macosx-10.6-universal-2.6/_mysql.o -L/usr/local/mysql/lib -lmysqlclient_r -lpthread -o build/lib.macosx-10.6-universal-2.6/_mysql.so -arch x86_64 warning: no files found matching 'MANIFEST' warning: no files found matching 'ChangeLog' warning: no files found matching 'GPL' Successfully installed MySQL-python Cleaning up...
after this I tried:
$ python -c "import MySQLdb"
and it crapped out on me with:
Traceback (most recent call last): File "<string>", line 1, in <module> File "/Library/Python/2.6/site-packages/MySQLdb/__init__.py", line 19, in <module> import _mysql ImportError: dlopen(/Library/Python/2.6/site-packages/_mysql.so, 2): Library not loaded: libmysqlclient.16.dylib Referenced from: /Library/Python/2.6/site-packages/_mysql.so Reason: image not found
So on to my question...
What did I do wrong?/What else do I need to do?
Googling (and searching here) for this returns a lot of results getting this error message with Ruby not too many with Python tho.