Sorry that went out prior to my pasting in more info.


From: Joey []
Sent: Friday, October 17, 2008 8:31 PM
To: ''
Subject: problem running script


Hello All,


This doesn’t make any sense but here it goes.

I was running fail2ban just fine when I got a patch from Cyril, I tried to compile it but in the end it didn’t work.

I backed out my change and re-compiled but it wouldn’t execute properly.

No problem, I untarred a new copy ran the python install and still no luck.

I then removed anything that said fail2ban on the whole server, un tarred a new copy compiled and still no luck.

It makes no sense and this is what I get when trying to run the client.



  File "/usr/bin/fail2ban-client", line 40, in ?

    from client.beautifier import Beautifier

  File "/usr/share/fail2ban/client/", line 27, in ?

    from server.jails import UnknownJailException

  File "/usr/bin/", line 28, in ?

    from jails import Jails

ImportError: No module named jails


The above is the error I get doing anything with the client.

I am using configuration files I have running on another box, so it’s not a config issue, but I am really stuck as to what is going on.