Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 7 of 7
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1

    Yum install error

    i was trying to install yum , it successfully installed but when i run yum it said the following >>>>

    -bash: /usr/bin/yum: /usr/bin/python: bad interpreter: No such file or directory

    but i have python 2.5 installed

    Python 2.5 (r25:51908, Feb  2 2010, 20:13:22)
    [GCC 4.1.2] on linux2
    Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
    is there anyone could help me for this problem ...

    Thank you in advance

  2. #2
    Linux Guru coopstah13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    NH, USA
    What are you trying to install yum on and how did you install it?
    What distro are you using?

  3. #3
    Linux Enthusiast scathefire's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Western Kentucky
    is it looking in the right location for python? does the file actually reside in /usr/bin ?

    which python
    if not create a sym link to that location

  4. $spacer_open
  5. #4

    Re- Yum install error

    Sorry for late reply ,my distro is backtrack3 ,i finally edited the yum file location from /usr/bin/ to /usr/bin/python2.5 and it works now ,but again i got one error telling

    bt ~ # yum
    Could not find platform independent libraries <prefix>
    Could not find platform dependent libraries <exec_prefix>
    Consider setting $PYTHONHOME to <prefix>[:<exec_prefix>]
    'import site' failed; use -v for traceback
    There was a problem importing one of the Python modules
    required to run yum. The error leading to this problem was:
       No module named yum
    Please install a package which provides this module, or
    verify that the module is installed correctly.
    It's possible that the above module doesn't match the
    current version of Python, which is:
    2.5.1 (r251:54863, May  4 2007, 16:52:23)
    [GCC 4.1.2]

  6. #5
    Linux Enthusiast scathefire's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Western Kentucky
    backtrack? i believe that is like slax. not sure if they even use yum to do updating or not. maybe you should try this:

    Backtrack 3 -- how do I update it? - Topic Powered by Social Strata

  7. #6
    i will try to do that and let you know ,

  8. #7
    i finally install swaret now ,was trying to install pidgin 2.6

    bcoz i removed the old version .. ,i did (--upgrade -a )with swaret for the packages , and it updated all the packages from the slackware ftp server

    but i cud not figure out the how to install the pidgin latest version wit swaret .

    i tried swaret --install pidgin -a ,not working yet

    bt swaret # swaret --install pidgin -a
    swaret 1.6.3-2
    Listing available Packages matching Keyword: pidgin...
    No available Packages found matching Keyword: pidgin!

    can u help me please ..

    Thanks in advance..

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts