yum fails with the error : " ImportError: No module named cElementTree"

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Issue

  • yum update fails with the error below:

    # yum update
    Plugin "refresh-packagekit" can't be imported
    Loaded plugins: rhnplugin, security
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "/usr/bin/yum", line 29, in <module>
        yummain.user_main(sys.argv[1:], exit_code=True)
    [...]
      File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/misc.py", line 1169, in cElementTree_iterparse
        _cElementTree_import()
      File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/misc.py", line 1164, in _cElementTree_import
        import cElementTree
    ImportError: No module named cElementTree
    
  • yum repolist fails with error below:

    # yum repolist
    Plugin "refresh-packagekit" can't be imported
    Loaded plugins: rhnplugin, security
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "/usr/bin/yum", line 29, in <module>
        yummain.user_main(sys.argv[1:], exit_code=True)
    [...]
      File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/misc.py", line 1169, in cElementTree_iterparse
        _cElementTree_import()
      File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/misc.py", line 1164, in _cElementTree_import
        import cElementTree
    ImportError: No module named cElementTree
    

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Oracle Database configured on client

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