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yum update problem

Yesterday I ran a rather complicated yum install,
for which I had to enablerepo=development ,
and today when I run "yum update" I get the error
[tim william 2004]$ sudo yum update
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/yum", line 8, in ?
  File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py", line 51, in main
  File "/usr/share/yum-cli/cli.py", line 133, in getOptionsConfig
    self.conf = yumconf(configfile = yumconffile, root=root)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/config.py", line 227, in
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/config.py", line 299, in
    doRepoSection(self, repoconf, section)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/config.py", line 313, in
    mirrorurls = getMirrorList(mirrorlist)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/config.py", line 390, in
    fo = urlresolver.urlopen(url)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/urlgrabber/grabber.py", line 427,
in urlopen
    return default_grabber.urlopen(url, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/urlgrabber/grabber.py", line 555,
in urlopen
    return self._retry(opts, retryfunc, url)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/urlgrabber/grabber.py", line 527,
in _retry
    return apply(func, (opts,) + args, {})
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/urlgrabber/grabber.py", line 554,
in retryfunc
    return URLGrabberFileObject(url, filename=None, opts=opts)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/urlgrabber/grabber.py", line 703,
in __init__
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/urlgrabber/grabber.py", line 747,
in _do_open
    fo, hdr = self._make_request(req, opener)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/urlgrabber/grabber.py", line 823,
in _make_request
    fo = opener.open(req)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/urllib2.py", line 364, in open
    response = meth(req, response)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/urllib2.py", line 468, in http_response
    code, msg, hdrs = response.code, response.msg, response.info()
AttributeError: HTTPResponse instance has no attribute 'code'

What is the solution?
(And what is the problem?)

[Briefly, how I got into this position:
system-config-printer did not appear to be working,
so I removed it with "rpm -e"
and then tried to re-install it with yum install.
This turned out to require me to enablerepo development,
as at some time in the past - quite a long time ago -
I inadvertently updated with the development repository enabled.]

Any advice or suggestions gratefully received.

Ps I find yum a marvellous resource -
but when it doesn't work,
I find the python error messages difficult to interpret.

Timothy Murphy  
e-mail (<80k only): tim /at/ birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie
tel: +353-86-2336090, +353-1-2842366
s-mail: School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland

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