[et-mgmt-tools] Koan on a RHEL3 client

Jim Wildman jim at rossberry.com
Wed Jul 25 19:45:13 UTC 2007

I need/want to use koan to rebuild a rhel3 server.  However it errors
out like this.

[root at ino0l073 root]# rpm -q koan
[root at ino0l073 root]# cat /etc/redhat-release 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES release 3 (Taroon Update 6)
[root at ino0l073 root]# koan -l --server=
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/koan", line 38, in ?
import koan.app as app
File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/koan/app.py", line 22, in ?
import optparse
ImportError: No module named optparse
[root at ino0l073 root]#

koan run from a Centos 5 box (which happens to be the cobbler server) yields
[root at mrdevjw1 pxelinux.cfg]# cat /etc/redhat-release 
CentOS release 5 (Final)
[root at mrdevjw1 pxelinux.cfg]# koan -l --server=
[root at mrdevjw1 pxelinux.cfg]# rpm -q koan

I don't see anything else in the wiki or by googling.


Jim Wildman, CISSP, RHCE       jim at rossberry.com http://www.rossberry.com
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