From charlesreid1


Download from the Mechanize page here:


First, pick a destination directory for mechanize. I'll use /path/to/mechanize as an example.

Next, run the following commands:

# set installation path
export INSTALL_PATH="/path/to/mechanize"

# create the mechanize library site packages directory
export PACKAGE_PATH="${INSTALL_PATH}/lib/python2.7/site-packages"
mkdir -p $PACKAGE_PATH

# add the mechanize library site packages directory to the PYTHONPATH variable so Python knows where the mechanize library is

# build
python ./ build

# install
python ./ install --prefix=$[INSTALL_PATH}

The last step is to permanently add /path/to/mechanize/lib/python2.7/site-packages to your $PYTHONPATH in your .profile or .bashrc or wherever you set your $PYTHONPATH variable.

To test it out, open Python and run the command:

>>> import mechanize