if that doesn't complain then installing is rather easy.
Your PackageManagement program should have some fuse* related items there, perhaps that should be tried first?
If not, here's the instructions for building 2.8.4 from source (as root):
tar zxf fuse-2.8.4.tar.gz
./configure --prefix=/usr && make && make install
ldconfig && modprobe fuse
pkg-config --modversion fuse
These instructions came from a fuse-enabled CentOS 5.7 host.