broken yum after latest yum update

Konstantin Svist fry.kun at
Sat Dec 1 21:58:31 UTC 2007

Michael Schwendt wrote:
> On 01/12/2007, Konstantin Svist <fry.kun at> wrote:
>> $ ldd /usr/bin/python
>> =>  (0x00110000)
>> => /usr/local/lib/
> Boom! As I wrote, your local lib install overrides the system lib,
> which breaks badly if they are incompatible. If you want to avoid
> that, you need to fix your* configuration.

So how do I "fix" it?
I'm guessing something in the process of compilation of /usr/local 

May be worthwhile mentioning:
on a 64bit install, python behaves differently: when LD_LIBRARY_PATH is 
set to /usr/local/lib, it uses that library; when it's not set, it uses 
/usr/lib64 version

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