yum command fails with "No module named cElementTree" in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • yum command fails with following message.
There was a problem importing one of the Python modules  
required to run yum. The error leading to this problem was:  

   No module named cElementTree  

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:  
2.4.3 (#1, Jun 11 2009, 14:09:58)
[GCC 4.1.2 20080704 (Red Hat 4.1.2-44)]

If you cannot solve this problem yourself, please go to 
the yum faq at:  


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux v. 5
  • rpmforge repository

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