[CentOS] Yum update corrupted something badly - can only get access through SSH terminal or Webmin

Michael Holmes holmesmich at googlemail.com
Wed Apr 22 19:37:52 UTC 2009


2009/4/22 Dan Roberts <dan at jlazyh.com>:
> thanks for the details - As the server lives in a closet without a
> monitor on it or even easy access I opted for Webmin so as to have the
> ability to get in and work with it.
>
> I will resubscribe and get back into a better habit - I had been
> checking every day a year ago, and then life got busy.
>
> Things were fine, and I had no trouble the in January when i put a
> monitor on it for some other reasons - but after the hang today it now
> is stuck.
>
> As my cut and past below indicates, the "yum clean all" results in a
> consistent set of errors - any yum command seems to return the same
> errors.
>
> Regardless of how or why they were caused, the issue now is how to
> clear them out so that I can actually get yum to work -
>
> [root at trailrunner yum]# yum clean all
> 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 26, in ?
>     from i18n import _
> ImportError: No module named i18n
> [root at trailrunner yum]#

This looks like a problem with python to me. Try removing the python
RPM and reinstalling, perhaps?


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