I’ve been trying to get the Tornado Web Server setup on my Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard laptop. There are tons of dependencies it has been a pain in the ass.
Install MySQLdb python driver.
Download latest MySQL_python.
tar xzf MySQL-python-1.2.3c1.tar.gz cd MySQL-python-1.2.3c1 python setup.py build
Build process may give you an error
EnvironmentError: mysql_config not found
This happens because your mysql installation may be non-standard. Mac OS installations are typically wacky. If you get this error figure out where your mysql_config binary resides.
I found my bin file at
cd MySQL-python-1.2.3c1 vim site.cfg
In the MySQL-python
site.cfg file search for these lines…
# The path to mysql_config. # Only use this if mysql_config is not on your PATH, or you have some weird # setup that requires it. mysql_config = /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql_config
mysql_config with your path. My executable was in a different place from where the build script thought the executable would be and the
mysql_config executable was not in my resource PATH. I have a Mac 10.6 machine and I probably installed MySQL 5 using MacPorts.
Now you should be able to successfully build and install the MySQL for Python library.
python setup.py build python setup.py install