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On 9/20/06, Paul Howarth <paul city-fan org> wrote:
Alastair McKinley wrote:
> On 9/20/06, David G. Miller <dave davenjudy org> wrote:
>>
>> "Alastair McKinley" < amckinley03 googlemail com> wrote:
>>
>> >Hi Dave,
>> >
>> >Thanks for your help.  This is what I've got:
>> >
>> >
>> >[root d6173 alastair]# rpm -q --whatprovides
>> >/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/cElementTree.so
>> >python-elementtree-1.2.6-4
>> >[root d6173 alastair]# rpm -q --whatprovides `which python`
>> >python-2.4.3-8.FC4
>> >[root d6173 alastair]# rpm -q --whatprovides `which yum`
>> >yum-2.4.1-1.fc4
>> >[root 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:
>> >PyUnicodeUCS4_DecodeUTF8
>> >
>> >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
>> know
>> >(!) I havent changed any settings related to character sets, in fact I
>> dont
>> >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,
>> >
>> >Alastair
>> >
>> >P.S. Apologies for the stupid subject line, I sent the email before I
>> wrote
>> >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
>> sense.
>>
>> 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 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.
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Dave
>>
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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 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
> /usr/bin/python2
>
> Is there another rpm command I should be using for this?

Was the commercial app that you believe to be the culprit installed
using RPM?

Paul.

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Hi Paul,

[alastair d6173 alastair]# which python
/usr/bin/python
[alastair d6173 alastair]#

The App I believe to be the culprit was installed with a shell script.  I didnt look at it closely and now its disappeared!

Any ideas on how I can bring python back to life?

Best regards and thanks,

Alastair



 



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