broken yum after latest yum update

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at
Fri Nov 30 02:21:59 UTC 2007

On 30/11/2007, Konstantin Svist wrote:
> After updating my F8 install with "yum update" I can't run yum anymore.

I wonder why you chose a subject line like that when you broke Python
yourself? You even found the cause of it, didn't you?

> Here's the error I get:
> """
> There was a problem importing one of the Python modules
> required to run yum. The error leading to this problem was:
>    /usr/lib/python2.5/lib-dynload/ undefined symbol:
> PyUnicodeUCS4_DecodeRawUnicodeEscape

That's provided by libpython (python-libs package).

> I've tried reinstalling python from fedora rpm (same version) - to no avail.

> Another clue: I've installed a self-compiled python in /usr/local.

Most likely you override LD_LIBRARY_PATH with /usr/local and your
self-built libpython in /usr/local/lib.

> However, I was careful to not make it conflict with the built-in
> version:

Apparently not careful enough. ;)

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