Newer version of MySQL-python package is available for RHEL4 not RHEL5

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • RHEL 5


  • Currently MySQL-python-1.2.1_p2-1 is available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, however only MySQL-python-1.2.1-1 is available for RHEL5.


This update for MySQL-python package is not going to be released any time soon. Also, there is almost no difference between the two packages (MySQL-python-1.2.1-1 and MySQL-python-1.2.1_p2-1).

Root Cause

MySQL-python is not on the approved component list for RHEL 5.6. First regular update release this can get in is RHEL 5.7.

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