installing mysql-python on mac
Awesome next challenge - running a flask server to connect to a MAMP [2.1.3] sql server on a mac (mavericks). Flask is a light weight python server and uses flask-sqlalchemy to connect. Installing mysql-python seems to be a challenge.
#assuming you've already installed xcode & homebrew brew install mysql #use brew install mysql --universal if your not using 64bit
Go to dev mysql
download the latest release and decompress the file.
cd /path/to/download/ tar -xvf mysql-*.tar.gz cd /path/to/extract/ mkdir /Applications/MAMP/Library/include cp -r include/* /Applications/MAMP/Library/include cp -r lib/* /Applications/MAMP/Library/lib export ARCHFLAGS="-arch $(uname -m)" export PATH=$PATH:/Applications/MAMP/Library/bin export DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH=/Applications/MAMP/Library/lib sudo easy_install mysql-python
FYI: this line will cause trouble with git
Rebooting your computer will clear it.
On a side note, when your connecting to the MAMP sql, python may complain mysql.sock is missing. It is located under