There's a project underway in Fedora 12 to finally resolve the issues
with Red Hat including #!/usr/bin/env python in our python executables:
There's also a Fedora bug opened on this, and comments in there state
that this is a big priority for RHEL6:
For RHEL5, we've been instructed by Product Management to open bugs on
a package-by-package basis to address the problem.
In this case, PyXML in RHEL5 has at least one instance of a
python script containing #!/usr/bin/env python
Cannot be fastrack because of bug 531854
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for
inclusion in the current release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Because the affected component is not scheduled to be updated in the
current release, Red Hat is unfortunately unable to address this
request at this time. Red Hat invites you to ask your support
representative to propose this request, if appropriate and relevant,
in the next release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.