Description of problem:
After a successful "yum install yum-changelog" the yum changelog command fails with the error "Dateutil module not available, so can't parse dates". Manually running "yum install python-dateutil" resolves the problem
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Ensure python-dateutil isn't installed
2. yum install yum-changelog
3. yum changelog <package-name>
"Dateutil module not available, so can't parse dates"
Changelog for the selected package should be display
Appears to have been reported some time ago against CentOS v5
python-dateutil isn't in RHEL-5, so yum can't depend on it. There is some functionality that works without it, and it tells you to install it for the functionality it needs.
The command is used by one of:
yum changelog <number of changelog entries> <packages>...
yum changelog <date of oldest changelog entry> <packages>...
yum changelog 2 zsh