seems to be in invalid format for rhel-5 probably it's packaged for rhel-6's xz compression
FWIW, there's an extra "en/" in the url in comment #0 that shouldn't be there.
On downloading via wget from the fixed URL:
$ sha256sum python-2.4.3-44.el5_7.1.src.rpm
$ file python-2.4.3-44.el5_7.1.src.rpm
python-2.4.3-44.el5_7.1.src.rpm: RPM v3 src PowerPC python-2.4.3-44.el5_7.1
Works fine for me on a test RHEL 5 box, with rpm-184.108.40.206-9.el5 (I tried both rpmdev-extract and rpm2cpio | cpio directly)
Are you seeing the same sha256 sum, and what problem are you seeing?
hmm really strange! i REALLY double check it before i write this bz and the checksum was:
for this rpm:
rpm -qpi ~/redhat/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/python-2.4.3-44.el5_7.1.src.rpm
Name : python Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version : 2.4.3 Vendor: Red Hat, Inc.
Release : 44.el5_7.1 Build Date: Mon 29 Aug 2011 04:54:22 PM CEST
Install Date: (not installed) Build Host: ppc-006.build.bos.redhat.com
Group : Development/Languages Source RPM: (none)
Size : 0 License: PSF - see LICENSE
Signature : DSA/SHA1, Thu 15 Sep 2011 02:16:27 PM CEST, Key ID 5326810137017186
Packager : Red Hat, Inc. <http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla>
URL : http://www.python.org/
Summary : An interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language.
but now reload it again and now it's working..
anyway it seem ftp.redhat.com is under really huge load (which doesn't seems to be) do you feed 6.2 or ...?
Closing this out as WORKSFORME. Feel free to reopen.