python hiccups

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at
Wed Jul 14 19:35:47 CEST 2004


I just subbed to this list because I'm not finding any help on the yum 

Here is the problem:
[root at coyote qt-x11-free-3.2.3]# yum update
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/yum", line 22, in ?
    import yummain
  File "/usr/share/yum/", line 31, in ?
    import yumcomps
  File "/usr/share/yum/", line 4, in ?
    import comps
  File "/usr/share/yum/", line 5, in ?
    import libxml2
  File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/", line 1, in ?
    import libxml2mod
ImportError: /usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/ undefined 
symbol: xmlByteConsumed

Both the yum install, and the python2.2 install have been checked and 
verified, md5summed, you name it, but the error persists.  The symbol 
does exist in the named file too.  The only questionable file in the 
whole install is /etc/yum/yum.conf, because I've added a couple more 
repo's to it.  It worked with those additions several times, but has 
not been able to run since the last update run well over a week ago 

I see by your web site that 2.3 is out, should I install it?  In which 
case how many other packages will need replaced to satisfy 

Cheers, Gene
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