Yum is not working throwing error


when i do yum update on fedora 21 i get the following error and i am not able to run any of the packages with yum…

This problem started when i upgraded python to 3.4.3… later i reverted back to 2.7… Right now i am running python 2.7 but still i am getting the following error…

[root@localhost bin]# yum update
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/bin/yum”, line 22, in
import yummain
File “/usr/share/yum/yummain.py”, line 22, in
import clientStuff
File “/usr/share/yum/clientStuff.py”, line 18, in
import rpm
ImportError: No module named rpm
[root@localhost bin]#

Err, Python 2 & 3 aren’t compatible - you should have both on your system, otherwise you could have some problems (as a lot of system programs rely on it). How did you remove it - I’d imagine the package manager would have wanted to remove loads of stuff due to dependencies?

If yum is busted, this could be a re-install job :frowning:

or you could manually download all the original default rpm’s of python and reinstall them.
(good luck … a reinstall will probably be easier, then don’t mess with python which can be a b*tch to fix once you break it :wink: )

What’s the rpm equivalent of dpkg?

Erm … rpm :slight_smile:

so to install:

rpm -i <packagename.rpm>

at a root prompt

Same deal as dpkg … doesn’t resolve dependencies.