Originally Posted by tinbob
Uhh, how exactly does one install an rpm file? I don't know how it works. The websites I have browsed don't really explain it.
just open a xterminal, check out which version of yum you have installed.
$ rpm -q yum
then get the same version of yum rpm yum-xxx-yyy.rpm, and then as root user force install it.
to become root, if not already root, use the su command
$ su -
# rpm -ivh --force yum-xxx-yyy.rpm
that's all. Now all files of yum package shuuld be fresh installed.