Here are some common errors that happen during the build.
This section covers UNIX/Linux problems only, as I don't do Windows.
.so is a dynamically loading library on Linux and most other UNIX
variants; a few use extensions other than
.so. Windows probably
You have dynamic MySQL libraries, and by default, your compiler links
_mysql.so against these, but these are not on your loader path
when you start Python.
You have two basic options:
man ldconfigfor more details) or you can add to or create the
LD_LIBRARY_PATHenvironment variable before starting Python, i.e.
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/path/to/mysql/libs python ... # Bourne-ish shell
PyLong_FromUnsignedLongLong() first appears in Python 1.5.2, so you are
linking against an earlier version. You may also have more than one version
installed. Get Python 1.5.2 or newer from your vendor or python.org.
It seems that MySQL-3.23 client libraries require libz for gzip compression. setup.py should add this automatically.
The include path (-I) to your MySQL include files is wrong; modify
setup.py. OR: You don't have the MySQL development stuff loaded. If you
are using the Red Hat RPMs, you need the
MySQL-devel RPM to compile
_mysql.so. However, if you link against the static MySQL
libraries (see above), you can install
_mysql.so on a system
that does not have the MySQL client libraries (
Say no more.
I don't use Windows. setup.py is supposed to work for building. There may also be a link to some user-contributed binaries on the web site.