For some reason my Centos 6 (running in a Vagrant box) won't find any httplib2 package, while it definitely looks like it exists.

vagrant@localhost ~ $ yum search httplib
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, security
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 * extras: be.mirror.guru
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Warning: No matches found for: httplib
No Matches found

vagrant@localhost ~ $ sudo yum install python-httplib2
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, security
Setting up Install Process
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
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 * extras: be.mirror.guru
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No package python-httplib2 available.
Error: Nothing to do

Other packages (git for instance) can be found without any issue. What am I missing ?


Not sure it was the right way to proceed, but I solved my issue by installing EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) repository:

$ sudo yum install epel-release

The EPEL repository is managed by the EPEL group, which is a Special Interest Group within the Fedora Project. The ‘EPEL’ part is an abbreviation that stands for Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux. The EPEL group creates, maintains and manages a high quality set of additional packages. These packages may be software not included in the core repository, or sometimes updates which haven’t been provided yet.

And there the httplib2 package is available:

$ sudo yum -y install python-pip

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