Well..Since I havent experimented much with extracting file from an rpm archive, I'll not be able to provide the exact solution.
However, there's a program called 'mc' that can be used to browse and copy files out of an rpm archive.
Click the link below
Now download 'mc' for RedHat 9, the download link is at the bottom of the webpage that you'll get by clicking the above link. Just spot the file for RedHat 9....
mc-4.6.0-4.i386.rpm RedHat 9 4.6.0 4 i386
Install mc and lets hope that this time you get through..