You’ll notice if you try to just do this:
sudo easy_install MySQL-python
You’ll get some errors. That’s because you’re probably missing some libraries.
I was doing this on EC2 using the Amazon Linux AMI configuration (Amazon’s version of Linux) and this uses the yum package manager. For Ubuntu there should be similar apt-get commands.
So do this first:
sudo yum install mysql-devel python-devel MySQL-python
And then the first command should work.