On Scientific linux 6.0(RH like linux) I accidentally removed python, so yum removed as well.µ

How to install yum with rpm?


I try to install python but it is somehow looped the dependences:

rpm -Uvh http://ftp2.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/6.0/x86_64/os/Packages/python-libs-2.6.5-3.el6.x86_64.rpm
    Retrieving http://ftp2.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/6.0/x86_64/os/Packages/python-libs-2.6.5-3.el6.x86_64.rpm
    error: Failed dependencies:
            python = 2.6.5-3.el6 is needed by python-libs-2.6.5-3.el6.x86_64


 rpm -Uvh http://ftp2.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/6.0/x86_64/os/Packages/python
Retrieving http://ftp2.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/6.0/x86_64/os/Packages/python-2.6.5-3.el6.x86_64.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
        libpython2.6.so.1.0()(64bit) is needed by python-2.6.5-3.el6.x86_64

1 Answer 1


Download the package(s) and type rpm -Uvh <packagenames> as root or sudo rpm -Uvh <packagenames> as normal user

I used rpm -qpR yum-3.2.27-14.el6.noarch.rpm to get a list of dependencies for yum, hope that gets all off them in one go:

Download all the packages with the following code block:

wget http://ftp2.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/6.0/x86_64/os/Packages/python-2.6.5-3.el6.x86_64.rpm \
http://ftp2.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/6.0/x86_64/os/Packages/python-libs-2.6.5-3.el6.x86_64.rpm \
http://ftp2.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/6.0/x86_64/os/Packages/python-iniparse-0.3.1-2.1.el6.noarch.rpm \
http://ftp2.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/6.0/x86_64/os/Packages/pygpgme-0.1-18.20090824bzr68.el6.x86_64.rpm \
http://ftp2.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/6.0/x86_64/os/Packages/python-urlgrabber-3.9.1-7.el6.noarch.rpm \
http://ftp2.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/6.0/x86_64/os/Packages/python-pycurl-7.19.0-5.el6.x86_64.rpm \
http://ftp2.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/6.0/x86_64/os/Packages/rpm-python-4.8.0-12.el6.x86_64.rpm \
http://ftp2.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/6.0/x86_64/os/Packages/yum-3.2.27-14.el6.noarch.rpm \

Install them as follows:

rpm -Uhv py*.rpm \
   yum*.rpm \
  • 1
    I'm going to guess that if the OP managed to uninstall yum(?!?), they probably need a bit of guidance as to the required contents of <packagename>.
    – womble
    Aug 3, 2011 at 13:15
  • he won't learn if there is no pain ;)
    – Sgaduuw
    Aug 3, 2011 at 13:16
  • working on expanding the answer to be a bit more helpful..
    – Sgaduuw
    Aug 3, 2011 at 13:24
  • Thenks for replay,but your workaround does not help, see my edit.
    – Arman
    Aug 3, 2011 at 13:26
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    But I don't even have wget on this openjdk:18-jdk-oraclelinux8 docker image. No wget, no apt, no yum, no apk. Nov 10, 2021 at 23:09

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