Installing MySQL-Python on OS X Yosemite

Installing the MySQL-Python package requires a few steps. In an effort to aid future Internet travellers, this post will document how to install the MySQL-Python package on OS X Yosemite. First, install MariaDB, the drop-in replacement for MySQL. I chose MacPorts for this task, though Homebrew would work just fine. Second, update your PATH to include the mariadb executables. Third, install the Python MySQL connector. 1 2 3 sudo port install mariadb PATH=/opt/local/lib/mariadb/bin:$PATH pip install MySQL-Python That’s it! [Read More]