broken yum after latest yum update

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at
Fri Nov 30 20:58:51 UTC 2007

On 30/11/2007, Konstantin Svist <fry.kun at> wrote:
> Michael Schwendt wrote:
> > On 30/11/2007, Konstantin Svist  wrote:
> >
> >> Okay, I'll try reinstalling the python-libs package.
> >> According to rpm -q, the file is owned by "python-2.5.1.." package -
> >> which is why I tried reinstalling that one, instead.
> >>
> >
> > You're misinterpreting the error message.
> >
> > is included within the "python" package, but depends on
> > symbols in libpython in /usr/lib, which is found in the "python-libs"
> > package. It's important that you don't disturb this inter-library
> > dependency when installing into /usr/local/lib.
> >
> >
> Well, that didn't work either - guess I f'ed it up pretty badly.

Yes, you did. :)

> So far, I backed up /usr/lib/python-2.5 and overwrote from
> /usr/local/... - yum stopped complaining about cPickle, but started
> complaining about other libraries. After copying a few of those over as
> well, it's now complaining about not being able to import sqlite (which
> is weird, because it seems that python-sqlite2 package wasn't installed
> in the first place)
> I'll probably end up copying /usr/lib/python from a clean F8 system...
> but I would really rather find the real cause of the problem and fix
> that, instead.
> By the way, the .so files had file creation date of Oct 30th - so it
> doesn't look like they've been replaced... weird. I have noatime turned
> on, but that shouldn't affect creation dates, right?

Files installed as RPM packages get the mtime copied from what it
stored in the package. Python for F8 was last updated/built on Oct

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