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Old 02-12-2005, 04:33 PM   #1
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Whats Python do?

I sure wish I knew how to fix this problem
I get this on a different box of mine when I do up2date or yum...Even if I remove Python and reinstall it I still get this message.... Whats Python for and how can I finish my updates?

---> Package python-devel.i386 0:2.3.4-13.1 set to be updated
--> Running transaction check
--> Processing Conflict: python-devel conflicts python < 2.3.4-13.1
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: python-devel conflicts with python < 2.3.4-13.1

Fedora Core 3
P4 2.5ghz
1GB PC2700

2.6.10_760 kernel
Old 02-12-2005, 04:53 PM   #2
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Python is a scripting language like Perl or Tcl. For example, Yum is written in Python. It looks like you have an older version of Python installed, and it's trying to put a newer python-devel on which is causing problems. You can confirm this using rpm -q python. The solution my be to upgrade your Python by hand, but I've never run into this on FC3.
Old 02-14-2005, 07:22 AM   #3
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I still get the same error.... I can't even tell if any of the Python RPMs are installed.... But do I really even need Python for normal use of FC3 ?? Does it do something that I might need later?
Old 03-13-2005, 07:58 AM   #4
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I've been dogged by this problem as well, I'm sure there is a fix... somewhere!!!

But for now I use the fix -

yum --exclude=python-devel update

It gets the upgrades done.


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