This is required for installing MySQLdb-python python package, which is already used by a large number of tools. While they could technically switch to using pymysql, that would prevent a large number of tools from swicthing immediately. I'm attempting to move the tool 'wp-signpost' when I ran into this.
|Resolved||bd808||T140110 Packages to be installed in Toolforge Kubernetes Images (Tracking)|
|Resolved||• yuvipanda||T140112 Install libmysqlclient-dev in tools python2 kubernetes containers|