Fix Python – How to use MySQLdb with Python and Django in OSX 10.6?

This is a much discussed issue for OSX 10.6 users, but I haven’t been able to find a solution that works. Here’s my setup:
Python 2.6.1 64bit
Django 1.2.1
MySQL 5.1.47 osx10.6 64bit
I create a virtualenvwrapper with –no-site-packages, then installed Django. When I activate the virtualenv and run python syncdb, I get this error:

Fix Python – Installing specific package version with pip

I am trying to install version 1.2.2 of MySQL_python, using a fresh virtualenv created with the –no-site-packages option. The current version shown in PyPi is 1.2.3. Is there a way to install the older version? I have tried:
pip install MySQL_python==1.2.2

However, when installed, it still shows MySQL_python-1.2.3-py2.6.egg-info in the site pack….