[CentOS] Python version fights.

Gene Heskett

gheskett at wdtv.com
Sun Jun 24 12:40:52 UTC 2012

On Sunday 24 June 2012 07:25:21 Veli-Pekka Kestilä did opine:

> On 24.6.2012 10:12, Gene Heskett wrote:
> > On Sunday 24 June 2012 03:06:14 Chris Geldenhuis did opine:
> >> On 06/24/2012 02:47 AM, Gene Heskett wrote:
> >>> Greets;
> >>>
> >>> This centos6.2 system seems to have python-2.6.6, but that is
> >>> turning into a huge problem because I now have a backlog of about 40
> >>> packages that will not upgrade because they all need python 2.4.
> >
> > This is not something that is available via yum?
> >
> > In which case why do I have 30 or 40 packages that are being called
> > security updates, released in the last week, that still need the older
> > python?  Something  doesn't grok here.  Like maybe I have the wrong
> > repos enabled?
> >
> > Maybe, a yum repolist says rpmfusion is for el5, maybe that is what I
> > need to fix.  How?
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Cheers, Gene
> Remove your old rpmfusion repository package for el5, and follow the
> instruction in http://rpmfusion.org/Configuration/ to install the new
>  one.
Attempting that get this in an error box:
The name org.freedesktop.PackageKit was not provided by any .service files

But I believe it did download the file(s).
However, doing the command line version also threw some errors:
Revealing that the epel is set for 5.4. Hard to find the correct linkage 
instructs, they are quite a few entries down from the top google hits when 

Its an hour later, and I have installed and renamed the rpmnew's, even 
nuked a few packages it downloaded but couldn't install, and on a restart, 
yum is still showing me 21 packages to update, all from an el5 repo.  There 
is not any file surviving in yum.repos.d that contains a reference to el5, 
so where is that cache being held so I can nuke it?


> After that you should remove all el5 packages which were installer from
> rpmfusion for el5.
> -vpk
The only file that had an el5 mark was adobe's flash plugin, which didn't 
work in konqerer anyway, so I changed the pref to firefox because it did 
work there.  But I had yum nuke it anyway.

Thanks & Cheers, Gene
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