A friend of mine did something and I'm a bit stumped. He was having problems with python and python-devel complaining about conflicting versions or some such when he was updating with yum.
I told him (yes, a little of this is my fault) to try removing and reinstalling python and/or python-devel.
Little did I know...
He ran "yum remove python" and it listed over 600 (!) dependent packages to remove as well. Without telling me THAT part he clicked "y" and then watched as yum removed python and all sorts of other stuff (including yum--how's that for irony?) .
I have to go deal with this situation tomorrow morning but he has so blown away this system I almost don't know where to start. Sure I could re-download the rpm of python and reinstall, it but then I'd still have to one-by-one reinstall all the other rpms that were blown away by the python removal with yum.
Any obvious suggestions (other than laughter, of course). And yes, I do take at least partial responsibility for this. But really? 600+ packages and he clicked "y"? Yeesh.
Oh, it's a RHEL 5 machine.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions (or mocking).