possibly related: during the 1st install part (yum install...): I never noticed it, maybe it always did it in the past, but this is what it says now:
[root@lambda2 mnt]# yum install python-setuptools-devel python-imaging qt4 PyQt4 python-mechanize \
> ImageMagick xdg-utils dbus-python python-lxml python-beautifulsoup \
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
Package python-imaging - 1.1.6-4.fc8.i386 is already installed.
Package python-mechanize - 0.1.6-0.2.b.fc8.noarch is already installed.
Package ImageMagick - 18.104.22.168-1.fc8.i386 is already installed.
Package xdg-utils - 1.0.2-2.fc8.noarch is already installed.
Package dbus-python - 0.82.0-2.fc8.i386 is already installed.
No package python-beautifulsoup available.
Package help2man - 1.36.4-1.fc6.noarch is already installed.
Nothing to do