What are the additional python modules required for the s3cmd to work? Plain install of python2.4 on debian is not working.
On Debian Etch it s3cmd-0.9.1 needs python-elementtree.
Further versions may require python-crypto and python-magic, we'll see.
It is working ok now. I still had trouble after installing elementtree, but that's because python was still running 2.2 by default (debian sarge). When I explicitly called /usr/bin/python2.4 with s3cmd, it works fine.
Now I need to get it working on a virtual private server running fedora1. It also is on python 2.2, but I have no handy apt-get to help me with the installation this time.
built python 2.4 from source, installed it and then loaded elementree -- it works! (python2.4 installation overwrote the 2.2 here. Hopefully that doesn't come back to bite me somewhere else.)