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From:Larry Martell Date:January 9 2012 9:58pm
Subject:Re: Problem installing python MySQLdb on Mac OS X Version 10.5.8
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On Mon, Jan 9, 2012 at 2:21 PM, Larry Martell <larry.martell@stripped> wrote:
> Some may consider this slightly off-topic, but I'm out of places to
> turn to, so I'm hoping someone here can help me.
>
>
> I am having no luck with getting the python module MySQLdb to work on
> my Mac. I am getting the dreaded 'wrong architecture' message when I
> try to import the module. I googled this, and found this page:
>
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3061277/python-mysql-wrong-architecture-error
>
> Following the instructions there I found that I did indeed have the 64
> bit MySQL and a 32 bit python. I rectified that by deleting the 64-bit
> install and then installing the 32-bit. Here's confirmation of that:
>
> $ python -c 'import platform; print platform.platform()'
> Darwin-9.8.0-i386-32bit
>
> $ ls -l /usr/local/mysql
> lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  24 Jan  8 22:09 /usr/local/mysql
> ->
> mysql-5.5.19-osx10.5-x86
>
> I rebuilt and reinstalled, but no joy. I added the env vars to my
> .profile as suggested on that web page:
>
> PATH="/usr/local/mysql/bin:${PATH}"
> export PATH
> export DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/mysql/lib/
> export VERSIONER_PYTHON_PREFER_64_BIT=no
> export VERSIONER_PYTHON_PREFER_32_BIT=yes
> export ARCHFLAGS="-arch i386"
>
> Sourced my .profile, rebuilt and reinstalled, same error.
>
> I'm thinking that perhaps something from the build I did when I had I
> the 64-bit MySQL is getting left behind and messing up the new build.
> But I don't know what that could be.

I solved this, and this is exactly what it was. Although I was doing a
'sudo python setup.py clean' between builds, it was not removing
everything. I did a 'sudo rm -rf build/*', then rebuild and reinstall,
and this error went away.
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Problem installing python MySQLdb on Mac OS X Version 10.5.8Larry Martell9 Jan
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