Why not try the Debian “apt” installer? It blows yum and up2date out of the water.
Go to http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...extras/3/i386/
or one of the fedora mirrors and download/install apt-0.5.15cnc7-1.i386.rpm
apt-get -f install
where “apt-get mirror-select” lets you pick a fedora repository and “apt-get -f install” will clean up any broken dependencies.
Then run either:
apt-get install shadow-utils (or whatever the actual package name is)
apt-get -y upgrade
This “install” just does the package and “upgrade” is a full system upgrade.
Try it once and you will never use yum or up2date again.