mysql-python install error: Cannot open include file ‘config-win.h’

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mysql-python install error: Cannot open include file ‘config-win.h’

I am trying to run pip install mysql-python connector but it keeps giving me an error “Cannot open include file: ‘config-win.h’“.

The installation works fine on my Mac and another Windows machine, but not this one. I have downloaded Visual Studio C++ and tried installing as both 32 bit and 64.

_mysql.c(42) : fatal error C1083: Cannot open include file: 'config-win.h': No s
uch file or directory

error: command 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\VC\BIN\c
l.exe' failed with exit status 2

----------------------------------------
Cleaning up...
Command C:UsersAdmin1DesktoppythonvirtualScriptspython.exe -c "import set
uptools, tokenize;__file__='C:\Users\Admin1\Desktop\python\virtual\build\
MySQL-python\setup.py';exec(compile(getattr(tokenize, 'open', open)(__file__).r
ead().replace('rn', 'n'), __file__, 'exec'))" install --record c:usersadmin
1appdatalocaltemp1pip-6pmwrd-recordinstall-record.txt --single-version-ext
ernally-managed --compile --install-headers C:UsersAdmin1Desktoppythonvirtu
alincludesitepython2.7 failed with error code 1 in C:UsersAdmin1Desktoppy
thonvirtualbuildMySQL-python
Storing debug log for failure in C:UsersAdmin1pippip.log

Answer #1:

for 64-bit windows

Answered By: pokemon blue

Answer #2:

This didnt work for me:

pip install mysqlclient

so i found this after a while on stackoverflow:

pip install --only-binary :all: mysqlclient

and it went all through, no need for MS Visual C++ 14 Build tools and stuff

Note: for now this doesnt work with Python3.7, i also had to downgrade to Python 3.6.5

Answered By: kaya

Answer #3:

well this worked for me:

pip install mysqlclient

this is for python 3.x in window 7 i am not sure about other windows os versions

Answered By: kinsley kajiva

Answer #4:

I am using Windows 10 and overcame this issue by running the pip install mysql-connector command in Windows PowerShell rather than the Command Prompt.

Answered By: applecrusher

Answer #5:

you can try to install another package:

pip install mysql-connector-python

This package worked fine for me and I got no issues to install.

Answered By: g__n

Answer #6:

Assume you want to install package MySQL-python on Windows, maybe try pip install command with --global-option. See the example command below:

pip install MySQL-python ^
 --force-reinstall --no-cache-dir ^
 --global-option=build_ext ^
 --global-option="-IC:myinstallMySQL-x64MySQL Connector C 6.0.2include" ^
 --global-option="-LC:myinstallMySQL-x64MySQL Connector C 6.0.2libopt" ^
 --verbose

For this example, I fully installed 64-bit version of MySQL Connector C in customized location of C:myinstallMySQL-x64MySQL Connector C 6.0.2.

By the way, I noticed that pip install MySQL-python by default always looks into directory C:Program Files (x86)MySQLMySQL Connector C 6.0.2include, even if you’re using 64-bit and/or have installed the driver at a different location. I tested on Python-2.7, and I guess this is a bug of either Python or MySQL-python.

Hope the above might be of some help.

Answered By: Mike

Answer #7:

For me, it worked when I selected the correct bit of my Python version, NOT the one of my computer version.

Mine is 32bit, and my computer is 64bit. That was the problem and the 32bit version of fixed it.

to be exact, here is the one that worked for me:
mysqlclient-1.3.13-cp37-cp37m-win32.whl

Answered By: Fouad Boukredine

Answer #8:

For mysql8 and python 3.7 on windows, I find previous solutions seems not work for me.

Here is what worked for me:

pip install wheel

pip install mysqlclient-1.4.2-cp37-cp37m-win_amd64.whl

python -m pip install mysql-connector-python

python -m pip install SQLAlchemy

Reference:
https://mysql.wisborg.dk/2019/03/03/using-sqlalchemy-with-mysql-8/

Answered By: sxzhangzsx

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