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 setup.py 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/beautifier.py", line 27, in ?
from server.jails import UnknownJailException
File "/usr/bin/server.py", 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.