How to install Python MySQLdb module using pip?

How can I install the MySQLdb module for Python using pip?

It's easy to do, but hard to remember the correct spelling:

    pip install mysqlclient

If you need 1.2.x versions (legacy Python only), use pip install MySQL-python

Note: Some dependencies might have to be in place when running the above command. Some hints on how to install these on various platforms:

Ubuntu 14, Ubuntu 16, Debian 8.6 (jessie)

    sudo apt-get install python-pip python-dev libmysqlclient-dev

Fedora 24:

    sudo dnf install python python-devel mysql-devel redhat-rpm-config gcc

Mac OS

    brew install mysql-connector-c

if that fails, try

    brew install mysql

From: stackoverflow.com/q/25865270

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