Why am I receiving the error message "cannot import name '_psutil_linux' from partially initialized module 'psutil'" when launching jobs within Ansible Tower?

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

Error message is thrown when running any job within Ansible Tower.

ERROR! Unexpected Exception, this is probably a bug: cannot import name '_psutil_linux' from partially initialized module 'psutil' (most likely due to a circular import) (/var/lib/awx/venv/ansible/lib/python3.6/site-packages/psutil/__init__.py)

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
  • Ansible Tower 3.8
  • Ansible Automation Platform 1.2

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