This will install it. But you will probably get an error that you need a few more RPMS, search for them in the previous list, as you did with the yum package. When you have installed all those packages that yum needs you will have to run:
rpm -Ugh yum-2.6.0-1.noarch.rpm
hope that helps :-)
Fedora btw is considered by many to be a beta OS...
if they can load CentOS - it is considered by many to be much better...
Fedora is designed primarily as a test bed, it runs the latest software and has not gone through rigorous testing - that's what you are there for. Although I have heard it is stable and runs well.
RHEL and CentOS, by extension, are more conservative. Some newer features will have been backported, but they are both designed to run in production environments where stability is more important than new-ness.
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Before you start going through the pain of installing the different RPMs that you find on the net, I suggest you to check your repository and at least install the yum package.
It's a great pain to find the RPMs manually, and the nightmare actually begins when you want to update these packages
With yum, upgrading is just a breeze
I think the problem he is having is when he goes to install the YUM rpm it gives dependency errors. This is common on default VPS templates because they usually don't come with yum, however I would think most hosts would have this fixed. Like hostmedic said, just go to the Fedora FTP/HTTP mirror, download the yum and keep downloading the rpm's it says you need.
Thank you everyone, the yum rpm (and its dependencies) on FC's website was what finally worked.
Your host should have the rpms with the dependencies involved
I wouldn't put it past them to say it's an unmanaged server, and that I either had to pay them or find a way to install it myself. Plus it's weekend, and I didn't fancy waiting till Monday. (Yes, I'll be changing host, but that's for the longer term.)