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I'm trying to upgrade using package python-2.4.3-43.el5.x86_64.rpm, but everything I do so I get a failed dependency requirement for libpython2.4.so.1.0, but I've checked /usr/lib64 and the file is there. The current version of python that is installed is python-2.4.3.27.el5_5.3.x86_64.

Any idea why this may be failing to install when that libpython file actually exists?

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what is the output of rpm -q --whatprovides /usr/lib64/libpython*? –  JeffG Mar 3 '11 at 21:46
    
python-libs-2.4.3-43.el5 –  hsatterwhite Mar 3 '11 at 21:51
    
what is the output of rpm -Uvh python-2.4.3-43.el5.x86_64.rpm ? –  JeffG Mar 3 '11 at 21:57

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Even though this sounds like a 64-bit machine, there are often a lot of 32-bit dependencies. Have you tried installing both x86_64 and i386 versions of the dependencies?

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This is indeed a 64-bit machine and that has crossed my mind. Haven't tried it yet. That's something I'll give a go tomorrow. –  hsatterwhite Mar 4 '11 at 3:54

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