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Drop support for MySQLdb
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Since 72f072f0c PyMySql is the default and preferred python client for MySQL. Drop
The MySQLdb packages was hold for compatibility and fallback.

Drop MySQLdb support due to following reasons:

  • MySQLdb does not work with Python 3
  • MySQLdb development is no longer maintained and development stopped 6 years ago
  • MySQLdb's usage is deprecated for 20 months already
  • Python 2 support will be dropped (T213287)
  • PyMySQL module is pure python and does not depend on having the mysql client to be installed on the host
  • PyMySQL was installed at tool labs already (T189052)
  • PyMySQL does not need a MySQL client and installation is much more easier

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Xqt triaged this task as Medium priority.Jan 19 2020, 12:52 PM

Change 495740 had a related patch set uploaded (by Xqt; owner: Hashar):
[pywikibot/core@master] mysql: drop support for MySQLdb module

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Xqt reassigned this task from Xqt to hashar.

Change 495740 merged by jenkins-bot:
[pywikibot/core@master] mysql: drop support for MySQLdb module