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Old 01-17-2008, 11:22 PM   #1
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Desperately need Yum help


I'm basically working on creating a live cd.For this I need yum>=3.0.0
my system had a yum 3.0
I tried downloading yum-3.2.8-1.src.rpm
when i said
# rpm -ivh yum-3.2.8-1.src.rpm
i got
warning: yum-3.2.8-1.src.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 69886cc7
1:yum warning: user skvidal does not exist - using root
warning: group skvidal does not exist - using root
warning: user skvidal does not exist - using root)
warning: group skvidal does not exist - using root
########################################### [100%]

then i tried downloading the .tar.gz file and did a make and a make install
NOW YUM STOPPED WORKING COMPLETELY!
if i say
#yum
it says

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/yum", line 28, in ?
import yummain
File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py", line 29, in ?
import cli
File "/usr/share/yum-cli/cli.py", line 30, in ?
import output
File "/usr/share/yum-cli/output.py", line 33, in ?
from rpmUtils.miscutils import checkSignals
ImportError: cannot import name checkSignals

any help would be appreciated.thanks a lot

Incase you need the info. Im on fc6,rpm v 4.4.2 and python 2.4.4
 
Old 01-17-2008, 11:56 PM   #2
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Why did you download a new version? You already had 3.0 which was the minimum required version (>=3.0 means equals 3.0 or higher). Did 3.0 not work in some way? If it worked fine, why not obey the 'dont fix whats not broken' rule.

To fix yum.

Download a copy of yum, for fedora, from the fedora website (or a mirror).
Install it by doing.

Code:
rpm -ivh yum-xxxx.rpm
If that fails, then find out the version of yum installed.

Code:
rpm -qa | grep yum
Now erase all of the rpms that show up that are yum or yum-devel or yum-xxx.src.rpm.

Code:
rpm -e somepackagename.rpm
Now try and install the copy of yum you downloaded.

PS. A small hint. If you dont have the internet at home, but have access at school, work, etc, and assuming you have no download limits. Download all the updates for your fedora version and burn them to a couple of dvd's. Then when you get home, you can copy the contents to your hard drive and with a little hack, make yum work locally.
 
Old 01-18-2008, 02:05 AM   #3
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i did try using the current version of yum..but it kept saying failed dependencies yum>=3.0.0 required
 
Old 01-18-2008, 06:21 AM   #4
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AFAIK, yum 3.0 is the same as 3.0.0 or 3.0.0.0. I would have hacked the Configure script.
 
Old 01-21-2008, 10:05 PM   #5
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edit:

I rm'ed yum from /usr/bin and installed a different version.it asked for some dependencies..and all that is solved..it works now.

thanks for your time

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