MySQL Connector/Python 2.1.5 GA has been released

Dear MySQL users,

MySQL Connector/Python 2.1.5 GA is a third GA version of 2.1 release
series of the pure Python database driver for MySQL. It can be used for
production environments.

MySQL Connector/Python version 2.1.5 GA is compatible with MySQL Server
versions 5.5 and greater. Python 2.6 and greater as well as Python 3.3
and greater are supported. Python 2.4, 2.5 and 3.1, 3.2 are not

MySQL Connector/Python 2.1.5 is available for download from:

The ChangeLog file included in the distribution contains a brief summary
of changes in MySQL Connector/Python 2.1.5. For a more complete list of
changes, see below or online at:


Changes in MySQL Connector/Python 2.1.5 (2016-12-15, General

Bugs Fixed

* Incorrect logic for handling EOF packets caused MySQL
Utilities replication to fail. (Bug #25111218)

* Using the C Extension, connection failure occurred when
the user name or password contained Unicode characters.
(Bug #21656282)

* For connections established using the use_pure=True
parameter, queries that returned more than 4096 columns
produced an InterfaceError. (Bug #21530841)

* Using Python 3.3, connection failure occurred if the
option_groups parameter named multiple groups. (Bug

* Using executemany() to execute an INSERT INTO … SELECT
statement produced an InterfaceError. (Bug #21477493)

* If a call to set_charset_collation() failed, the
character set became invalid rather than being unchanged.
(Bug #21476495)

The source distribution includes the manual in various formats under
the docs/ folder.

Reporting Bugs
We welcome and appreciate your feedback and bug reports:

On Behalf of the MySQL/ORACLE RE Team,
Piotr Obrzut