RHEL6: yum command reports "Error: No module named yum" message

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  • When executing yum clean all or any other yum commland the following error is seen :

    '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.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
    • yum
    • python

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