I'm trying to install the MySQLdb Python package on my CentOS 5.1 machine, without success.
At first I tried using easy_install, but the version it installed was 1.2.1, which was too old for Django, which required 1.2.1p2 at the very least.
So I went to download the source from the SourceForge project site. I put the archive on my desktop and extracted to a folder there. Then I installed according to the instructions, with
setup.py build and
setup.py install. This seemed to work at first, but a perverse thing happened: It uses the folder on the desktop when working with the package! I know because I tried importing the package with Python, and it gave me some warning mentioning the path on my desktop!
What's going on here and what can I do?
(Note: The Python version installed here is 2.4)