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Error: Missing Dependency: python(abi) = 2.6 is needed by package s3cmd-1.0.0-4.1.x86_64 (s3tools)

I was trying to install s3cmd in my centos6 server when i got the following error.

s3cmd-1.0.0-4.1.i386 from s3tools has depsolving problems —> Missing Dependency: python(abi) = 2.6 is needed by package s3cmd-1.0.0-4.1.i386 (s3tools)
s3cmd-1.0.0-4.1.x86_64 from s3tools has depsolving problems —> Missing Dependency: python(abi) = 2.6 is needed by package s3cmd-1.0.0-4.1.x86_64 (s3tools)
Error: Missing Dependency: python(abi) = 2.6 is needed by package s3cmd-1.0.0-4.1.x86_64 (s3tools)
Error: Missing Dependency: python(abi) = 2.6 is needed by package s3cmd-1.0.0-4.1.i386 (s3tools) You could try using —skip-broken to work around the problem

If you are getting python dependency issues with s3cmd tools in centos6, please instal EPEL repo and it will solve it.

wget http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
wget http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/remi-release-6.rpm
sudo rpm -Uvh remi-release-6*.rpm epel-release-6*.rpm

Now go the repo folder and make sure the repo is added.
cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
# ls -al | grep epel
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 14540 Nov  5  2012 epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   957 Nov  4  2012 epel.repo
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  1056 Nov  4  2012 epel-testing.repo
Now try to install s3cmd with yum
cd /etc/yum.repos.d
wget http://s3tools.org/repo/RHEL_6/s3tools.repo # This is the s3tools repo for Centos6 server
yum install s3cmd
You will be asked to accept a key, accept it and it will install s3cmd



One comment to Error: Missing Dependency: python(abi) = 2.6 is needed by package s3cmd-1.0.0-4.1.x86_64 (s3tools)

  • Anonymous  says:

    You’re a life saver. Unfortunately I was trying to install s3cmd on a CentOS 5 machine. Your instructions did still help once I switched out the following:

    dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-8.noarpm TO dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/5/x86_64/epel-release-5-4.noarpm

    rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/remi-release-6.rpm TO rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/remi-release-5.rpm

    s3tools.org/repo/RHEL_6/s3tools.repo To s3tools.org/repo/RHEL_5/s3tools.repo

    The changes I made might seem obvious to some people but I decided to include them here just in case another person encountered a similar problem on CentOS 5.

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