Python 3 was recently updated and now dnf no longer works. I get the following when I try to run dnf:
/usr/bin/dnf: line 21: from: command not found
/usr/bin/dnf: line 22: import: command not found
/usr/bin/dnf: line 25: syntax error near unexpected token
(' /usr/bin/dnf: line 25: def suppress_keyboard_interrupt_message():’
looks like vi and vim are also broken. The were both updated as well and when I tried to vi /usr/bin/dnf, I get zip zero noda. ls -l on /usr/bin/vi and /usr/bin/vim show empty files.
I wonder what else broke in this update? Anyone else having issues?
I’m using Rocky v9.1.
I’m not seeing any issues on any Rocky Linux 9 machine with the recent updates.
[root@xmpp01 ~]# rpm -qi vim-enhanced | grep 'Build Date'
Build Date : Tue 28 Feb 2023 10:09:17 AM MST
[root@xmpp01 ~]# rpm -qi python3 | grep 'Build Date'
Build Date : Tue 28 Feb 2023 09:06:52 AM MST
[root@xmpp01 ~]# dnf module list
Last metadata expiration check: 2:20:07 ago on Sun 05 Mar 2023 02:56:36 PM MST.
Rocky Linux 9 - AppStream
Name Stream Profiles Summary
maven 3.8 common [d] Java project management and project comprehension tool
php 8.1 common [d], devel, minimal PHP scripting language
ruby 3.1 common [d] An interpreter of object-oriented scripting language
Hint: [d]efault, [e]nabled, [x]disabled, [i]nstalled
[root@xmpp01 ~]# file /usr/bin/vim
/usr/bin/vim: ELF 64-bit LSB pie executable, x86-64, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked, interpreter /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2, BuildID[sha1]=0a9f31c21c3e2839483246b797e12023e62007a0, for GNU/Linux 3.2.0, stripped
Your issues may stem from file system corruption or even a botched update (this means stopping updates in the middle of it via ctrl+c or a power outage). What I would suggest is trying to download the RPM’s from Index of /pub/rocky/9/ and using
rpm directly to try to reinstall the broken packages.
I re-installed all of Python3 and all is now better.