I have come up against problems installing MySQL-python via yum.

Our server is running Centos 5.5 and MySQL Version 5.1.45, Python-dev is installed.

Yum complains about the missing dependency libmysqlclient_r.so.15:

Missing Dependency: libmysqlclient_r.so.15()(64bit) is needed by package
MySQL-python-1.2.1-1.x86_64 (base)

The server is up to date and the packages mysql mysql-devel python-devel are installed. The missing dependency is nowhere on the system:

# locate libmysqlclient
# rpm -qa | grep -i mysql

The Python version is python-2.4.3-27.el5.x86_64:

Python 2.4.3 (#1, Sep  3 2009, 15:37:37)
[GCC 4.1.2 20080704 (Red Hat 4.1.2-46)] on linux2

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


This version of MySQL-python requires older version of mysql than yours.

So you either need newer version of MySQL-python or older mysql.

  • Ok, thanks. I thought that might be an issue. Are you aware of a yum repository with a newer version or will I have to compile from source? We can't downgrade our MySQL at this time. – bs0 May 24 '10 at 11:37
  • No, but check rpmfind.net and rpm.pbone.net - perhaps not for CentOS, but something else like Fedora – Dmitry Yudakov May 24 '10 at 12:55
  • i have a same problem. My python is 2.6.4 and my mysql installed with distrbu 5.0.77 but i installed latest version of mysqldb-python1.2.3. Still i am getting same error on yum install and gcc exit with status 1 on manual installation of the same. can u please guide me? my question is stackoverflow.com/questions/7952965/… – Astha Oct 31 '11 at 12:40
  • please see my problem here also serverfault.com/questions/325928/… – Astha Oct 31 '11 at 12:43

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