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What to install for mysql?

How do I install MySQLdb for my 12.04 LTS machine? I need it for a project I am working on. I see many many options in the Synaptic Package Manager, is there an easier way to install?

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To install MySQL on Ubuntu 12.04LTS, just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the commands below.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

When that is done, run:

sudo apt-get install mysql-server mysql-client

mysql-serverInstall mysql-server mysql-clientInstall mysql-client

Once all is done, you need to secure, and configure your MySQL installation.

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thank you for the help!! –  MCP_infiltrator Aug 4 '12 at 16:40

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