On Monday 29 January 2007 09:19, Todd Zullinger wrote: > Dave Stevens wrote: > > [[email protected] ~]# rpm -V python-elementtree > > [[email protected] ~]# > > > > > > so I assume it is absent. But without yum how do I get it back? > > No, it exists and there are no problems there. If it didn't exist > you'd see something like "package python-elementtree is not installed" > instead. You could change -V to -q to confirm that it is installed. > > Then the question is why isn't yum finding the module it needs. Try > running the rpm verify command on yum and see if something is amiss > there. You might also want to run yum with a higher debug level and > see if that tells you something useful (the -d option, followed by a > debug level). [[email protected] downloads]# rpm --verify yum S.5....T c /etc/yum.conf I don't know what to make of this Then: [[email protected] downloads]# yum -d 10 There was a problem importing one of the Python modules required to run yum. The error leading to this problem was: No module named cElementTree 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: 2.4.3 (#1, Oct 23 2006, 14:19:45) [GCC 4.1.1 20060525 (Red Hat 4.1.1-1)] If you cannot solve this problem yourself, please go to the yum faq at: http://wiki.linux.duke.edu/YumFaq which doesn't seem to achieve much dave -- "The economy is a wholly owned subsidiary of the environment." -- Herman Daly, former senior economist at the World Bank.