If you are struggling with below error, this post may help and save you hours.
- Did you install mysqlclient or MySQL-python?
- OSError: mysql_config not found
- ModuleNotFoundError: No module named ‘ConfigParser’
This is my 2nd times try out Django with MariaDB. The 1st one went smoothly. Couple of searches and I find that I only need to add a simple line into “activate” file of Python VirtualEnv
2nd time didn’t go right, when running “python manage.py migrate“, I got “Did you install mysqlclient or MySQL-python?“. Continue trying to run “pip install mysqlclient“, I got “OSError: mysql_config not found“, and sometimes “ModuleNotFoundError: No module named ‘ConfigParser‘”
I tried and installed many things and not quite sure which one resolved the issue. I do believe below helped me out
“yum install mariadb-devel”
After running above command, I was able to “pip install mysqlclient” and “python manage.py migrate”