paul at city-fan.org
Wed Sep 20 14:08:18 UTC 2006
Alastair McKinley wrote:
> On 9/20/06, David G. Miller <dave at davenjudy.org> wrote:
>> "Alastair McKinley" <amckinley03 at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> >Hi Dave,
>> >Thanks for your help. This is what I've got:
>> >[root at d6173 alastair]# rpm -q --whatprovides
>> >[root at d6173 alastair]# rpm -q --whatprovides `which python`
>> >[root at d6173 alastair]# rpm -q --whatprovides `which yum`
>> >[root at d6173 alastair]# yum update
>> >There was a problem importing one of the Python modules
>> >required to run yum. The error leading to this problem was:
>> > /usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/cElementTree.so: undefined symbol:
>> >Please install a package which provides this module, or
>> >verify that the module is installed correctly.
>> >It's possible that the above module doesn't match the
>> >current version of Python, which is:
>> >2.4.1 (#2, May 3 2005, 17:14:18)
>> >[GCC 3.2.2 20030222 (Red Hat Linux 3.2.2-5)]
>> >If you cannot solve this problem yourself, please go to
>> >the yum faq at:
>> > http://wiki.linux.duke.edu/YumFaq
>> >I've been using yum with virtually no problems for a year. As far as I
>> >(!) I havent changed any settings related to character sets, in fact I
>> >even know how to check.
>> >What should I do to check this out?
>> >Is it possible I have a corrupt shared object file?
>> >Thanks again,
>> >P.S. Apologies for the stupid subject line, I sent the email before I
>> >anything descritive in there!
>> Sorry about the wild goose chase on the character set thing. Its
>> something changeable through an environment variable so its something
>> that could easily be changed. At least that would explain the sudden
>> change in behavior. After I pursued this line for a little while it
>> dawned on me that the version of python being reported doesn't make
>> It looks like the copy of python that's in yum's path has regressed to
>> something REALLY old. rpm -q showed python-2.4.3-8.FC4 but yum is
>> complaining about a problem with 2.4.1 compiled with gcc 3.2.2. When I
>> run python from the command line on my FC4 box, I get:
>> [root at bend ~]# python
>> Python 2.4.3 (#1, Jun 13 2006, 16:41:18)
>> [GCC 4.0.2 20051125 (Red Hat 4.0.2-8)] on linux2
>> The version number that python reports matches the version number for
>> the python rpm. Also, the gcc version python was compiled with matches
>> the current version of gcc for FC4.
>> Try running python (if it will run) from the command line and see what
>> it gives for a start-up message (ctrl-D to exit the python CLI). If it
>> matches the error message you're getting then at least things are
>> consistent and you may need to just re-install python. Not sure how
>> your system got into this state. If you get the same thing I got
>> (matches what rpm says is the installed version) then something really
>> strange is going on. yum is somehow picking up an old copy of python.
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> Ok I've still got a problem I dont quite understand!
> So i did this:
> rpm -i --force ~alastair/python-2.4.3-8.FC4.i386.rpm
> However, python still does this:
> [alastair at d6173 sh]$ python Python 2.4.1 (#2, May 3 2005, 17:14:18)
> [GCC 3.2.2 20030222 (Red Hat Linux 3.2.2-5)] on linux2
> Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
So which python is first in your PATH?
$ which python
> So the only thing that looks like it has been changed is the symlink
> Is there another rpm command I should be using for this?
Was the commercial app that you believe to be the culprit installed
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