Originally Posted by John VV
if you MUST stay with Fedora 8 UNINSTALL yum it is 99% useless on fedora 8 and BUILD ALL CODE from the source code.
If the repositories (or a DVD) is available, why is it useless? It can still be used to install and uninstall packages (even if they are old and unsupported).
I'm only saying this because building from source isn't the easiest thing in the world, especially for a "new guy".
Upgrading or reinstalling the current distro is the best thing to do, but I dont see uninstalling YUM as a good thing.