Sandboxed MySQL Utilities – HowTo

Often I would need to work on customer servers where MySQL Utilities would be a really good fit for the tools I need. However, I would not want to mess around with the customer servers just to have it running so I would have the tools built and sandboxed on its own directory where I can cleanup later. Here’s how:

cd ~
wget http://mysql.mirrors.hoobly.com/Downloads/MySQLGUITools/mysql-utilities-1.4.1.tar.gz
tar xzf mysql-utilities-1.4.1.tar.gz
cd mysql-utilities-1.4.1
python setup.py build
python setup.py install --root=/home/revin/mysql-utilities-1.4.1
export PYTHONPATH=.:/home/revin/mysql-utilities-1.4.1/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages
/home/revin/mysql-utilities-1.4.1/usr/bin/mysqlfrm --help

Your source of the package and install directory may vary – enjoy!