Install MySQL Connector/Python on CentOS

Provides a tutorial example on how to install MySQL Connector/Python on CentOS systems.

If you want to access MySQL database server from Python scripts, you can follow what I did on my CentOS 8 computer to install the MySQL Connector/Python module.

1. Install MySQL Connector/Python with "pip3" command.

herong$ sudo pip3 install mysql-connector-python

Collecting mysql-connector-python
Collecting dnspython==1.16.0 (from mysql-connector-python)
Collecting protobuf==3.6.1 (from mysql-connector-python)
Requirement already satisfied: six>=1.9 ...
Requirement already satisfied: setuptools ...
Installing collected packages: dnspython, protobuf, mysql-connector-python
  Found existing installation: protobuf 3.11.3
  Successfully uninstalled protobuf-3.11.3
Successfully installed
  dnspython-1.16.0 mysql-connector-python-8.0.19 protobuf-3.6.1

2. If "pip3" command fails, install MySQL Connector/Python with "dnf/yum" command.

herong$ sudo yum install mysql-connector-python

3. If "dnf/yum" command fails, Go to MySQL Connector/Python download Web site at to download the "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 / Oracle Linux 8 (x86, 64-bit), RPM Package". Then run the "rpm" command to install it.

herong$ sudo rpm -i ....rpm

4. Test MySQL Connector/Python with the following Python code:

herong$ python3
>>> import mysql.connector
>>> con = mysql.connector.connect(
  user='herong', password='TopSecret', host='localhost')
>>> con.close()

5. Read the MySQL Connector/Python Developer Guide at to learn more.

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