thanks, downgrading solved my problem
Thank you all three for your pointers. Looking in the general references
didn't help me much; also, I spent two hours on the rhn pages trying to
file a webticket and then a bugzilla bug, but in vain, I guess I'm too
computer-illiterate. The only time I called a customer rep, they told
me that my system was preinstalled by the computer vendor and I should
To the 3rd and very kind replier: I forced the installation from a tar.gz
which I had downloaded from the duke yum repository. I did it several times untill it succeeded - I had first to uninstall the old yum with rpm -ef.... Therefore, there was no yum.conf.rpmsave.... I have one now
after deinstalling the new yum and downloading the old one again from rhn. The new rhn-channels that I additionally selected are incidentally not in the yum.conf.rpmsave but they seem to be in etc/yum/pluginconf.d
Hope that helps others that are as careless as I to cut off the branch they're sitting on.....
Best regards, Mark
P.S. the original yum from RHEL5.3 is apparently 3.2.19-18.el5
Last edited by curiocurio; 04-21-2009 at 04:39 AM.
Reason: resolved, downgrading was solution, thanks