error: Setup script exited with error: command 'gcc' failed with exit status 1

I get the following error when I try to install MySQL-python-1.2.3 under Python 2.6 in Fedora 14.

Fedora 14 comes with Python 2.7 by default and I am working in a project which runs in Python 2.6, So I am not in a position to update Python from 2.6 to 2.7.

_mysql.c:35:23: fatal error: my_config.h: No such file or directory
compilation terminated.
error: command 'gcc' failed with exit status 1

The complete error message is as below

[[email protected] MySQL-python-1.2.2]# python setup.py build
running build
running build_py
creating build
creating build/lib.linux-i686-2.6
copying _mysql_exceptions.py -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.6
creating build/lib.linux-i686-2.6/MySQLdb
copying MySQLdb/__init__.py -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.6/MySQLdb
copying MySQLdb/converters.py -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.6/MySQLdb
copying MySQLdb/connections.py -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.6/MySQLdb
copying MySQLdb/cursors.py -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.6/MySQLdb
copying MySQLdb/release.py -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.6/MySQLdb
copying MySQLdb/times.py -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.6/MySQLdb
creating build/lib.linux-i686-2.6/MySQLdb/constants
copying MySQLdb/constants/__init__.py -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.6/MySQLdb/constants
copying MySQLdb/constants/CR.py -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.6/MySQLdb/constants
copying MySQLdb/constants/FIELD_TYPE.py -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.6/MySQLdb/constants
copying MySQLdb/constants/ER.py -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.6/MySQLdb/constants
copying MySQLdb/constants/FLAG.py -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.6/MySQLdb/constants
copying MySQLdb/constants/REFRESH.py -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.6/MySQLdb/constants
copying MySQLdb/constants/CLIENT.py -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.6/MySQLdb/constants
running build_ext
building '_mysql' extension
creating build/temp.linux-i686-2.6
gcc -pthread -fno-strict-aliasing -g -O2 -DNDEBUG -g -fwrapv -O3 -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -fPIC -Dversion_info=(1,2,2,'final',0) -D__version__=1.2.2 -I/usr/include/mysql -I/usr/local/include/python2.6 -c _mysql.c -o build/temp.linux-i686-2.6/_mysql.o -g -pipe -Wp,-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fexceptions -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -m32 -fasynchronous-unwind-tables -D_GNU_SOURCE -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -fno-strict-aliasing -fwrapv -fPIC -DUNIV_LINUX
_mysql.c:35:23: fatal error: my_config.h: No such file or directory
compilation terminated.
error: command 'gcc' failed with exit status 1
[[email protected] MySQL-python-1.2.2]# python2.6 setup.py build
running build
running build_py
copying MySQLdb/release.py -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.6/MySQLdb
running build_ext
building '_mysql' extension
gcc -pthread -fno-strict-aliasing -g -O2 -DNDEBUG -g -fwrapv -O3 -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -fPIC -Dversion_info=(1,2,2,'final',0) -D__version__=1.2.2 -I/usr/include/mysql -I/usr/local/include/python2.6 -c _mysql.c -o build/temp.linux-i686-2.6/_mysql.o -g -pipe -Wp,-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fexceptions -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -m32 -fasynchronous-unwind-tables -D_GNU_SOURCE -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -fno-strict-aliasing -fwrapv -fPIC -DUNIV_LINUX
_mysql.c:35:23: fatal error: my_config.h: No such file or directory
compilation terminated.
error: command 'gcc' failed with exit status 1

Answer #1:

you need to install MySQL Development package

yum install mysql-devel
Answered By: Billy Samuel

Answer #2:

Install python-devel. That should help

Answered By: eos87

Answer #3:

Solved this issue in the following way

  1. Copy MySQLdb folder from site-packages directory of Python2.7 to Python2.6.
  2. Also copy the following files from site-packages directory of Python2.7 to Python2.6.

    _mysql.so

    _mysql_exceptions.py

    _mysql_exceptions.pyc

    _mysql_exceptions.pyo

Now try the following

>>> import MySQLdb  
>>> MySQLdb.__version__  
'1.2.3'
Answered By: tizonzon
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