I have a corrupted / missing installation of Python on a CentOS 5 server, and yum won't help me reinstall because python is a dependency. When I try installing
python-2.4.3-44.el5.x86_64 from the rpm, it informs me that python-libs is required.
But when I try to install python-libs:
[root@myserver]# rpm -ivh http://mirror.centos.org/centos/5/os/x86_64/CentOS/python-libs-2.4.3-44.el5.x86_64.rpm
error: Failed dependencies: python(abi) = 2.4 is needed by python-libs-2.4.3-44.el5.x86_64
At this point, I would like to purge any remnants of the old installation from my system, and do a completely clean installation. However, I'm unclear on how to completely remove python, and I haven't been able to find a
python-abi package that matches up with version
How should I approach this problem?