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Re: FC4





On 20/09/06, Robin Laing <Robin Laing drdc-rddc gc ca> wrote:
Paul Howarth wrote:
> Alastair McKinley wrote:
>
>> 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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>>> principles.
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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!
>
>
> Earlier in the thread it appeared that root was getting python 2.4.3 and
> your regular user account was getting python 2.4.1. So what's the output
> of "which python" when run from your regular account?
>
> Paul.
>


What do you get when you
  echo $PATH
from a terminal window?

If there is a "python" path listed, then you have to find where that is
being added.  Check your local configuration files.  I do this with
   grep PATH ~/.*
which only returns .bash_profile.

The commercial application may work after changing the PATH if it hasn't
written over your newer python some how.

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echo $PATH gives:

/usr/kerberos/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin

So there is no python path.  I was about to no rpm -e --nodeps python but does rpm not use python?
Is there any other way I can force python to reinstall?

Best regards,

Alastair







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