Aminah Nuraini Aminah Nuraini - 2 years ago 1046
SQL Question

Can't install mysql-python version 1.2.5 in Windows

I have

v1.2.4 installed just fine on my machine (Windows 8). I am using Python 2.7. I always got this below error every time I try to upgrade to v1.2.5.

C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Programs\Common\Microsoft\Visual C++ for Python\

9.0\VC\Bin\cl.exe /c /nologo /Ox /MD /W3 /GS- /DNDEBUG -Dversion_info=(1,2,5,'fi nal',1) -D__version__=1.2.5 "-IC:\Program Files (x86)\MySQL\MySQL Connector C 6.
0.2\include" -Ic:\python27\include -Ic:\python27\PC /Tc_mysql.c /Fobuild\temp.wi n32-2.7\Release_mysql.obj /Zl
_mysql.c(42) : fatal error C1083: Cannot open include file: 'config-win.h': No such file or directory
error: command 'C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Programs\Common\Microsoft \Visual
C++ for Python\9.0\VC\Bin\cl.exe' failed with exit status 2

---------------------------------------- Rolling back uninstall of mysql-python Command "c:\python27\python.exe -u -c "import

setuptools, tokenize;file='c:\
ec(compile(getattr(tokenize, 'open',
open)(file).read().replace('\r\n', '\n' ), file, 'exec'))"
install --record c:\users\user\appdata\local\temp\pip-osy
_cg-record\install-record.txt --single-version-externally-managed --compile" fai led with error code 1 in c:\users\user\appdata\local\temp\pip-build-utz7of\MySQL

I've tried (and none work):

  1. Installing VS2010

  2. Changing Python Path

  3. Using Wheel module (I got
    Failed building wheel for MySQL-python

  4. Installing Python MySQL connector. For both Python and C.

  5. Installing

  6. Installing using Exe installer from

Do I miss something? Thanks.

Answer Source

I solved it myself.

I use the wheel installer from

There are two wheel packages there. The amd64 one refuses to install on my platform (Windows) but the other one works just fine. I mean the file with this name:


Then install it by running this below command in the same folder with the wheel package.

pip install MySQL_python-1.2.5-cp27-none-win32.whl
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