An updated PyXML package that fixes various bugs is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
PyXML provides XML libraries for Python. The distribution contains a validating XML parser, an implementation of the SAX and DOM programming interfaces, and an interface to the Expat parser.
Prior to this update, PyXML contained the shebang line, "#!/usr/bin/env python". This made it difficult to install alternative versions of Python on the system. With this update, the shebang lines in Python executables have been changed to, "#!/usr/bin/python", to ensure the Python interpreter installed on the system is used.
Python packages provide extra metadata about the package in the form of eggs. Prior to this update, PyXML-0.8.4-py2.4.egg-info was missing. As a result, one of the scripts of the Zolera Soap Infrastructure (ZSI) Python module did not work correctly as it could not find the PyXML libraries. As a result of this update, the missing information has now been provided, the Python eggs are now built correctly, and python-ZSI module no longer fails at runtime.
All users of PyXML are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes these bugs.