Originally Posted by w3bd3vil
try not using yahoo messenger from yahoo.com. use Gaim instead, its much better.
That's really not a helpful post.
The user has chosen which product to use (and is perfectly entitled to choose to use any program, even if it isn't your
favorite!), and is asking for help with that program
, not someone to dismiss their choices.
To return the the subject at hand:
If your OS is Mandriva based (I've never used that distro, so I don't know if it is), then it should recognise the Red Hat RPM packages. Your best bet is probably to use the package for the most recent Red Hat version (which AFAIK if RH9). If that doesn't work then you could try another package.