I was just taking a look at the first CentOS-5.2 CD, and noticed that there is no 'yum-fastestmirror' package. And this seems to be a dependency for the new 'yum' package.
Listing of CD:
[root@localhost yum]# yum deplist yum
Loading "protectbase" plugin
0 packages excluded due to repository protections
provider: yum-fastestmirror.noarch 1.1.10-9.el5.centos
So maybe installing 'yum' might be a problem? I'll find out when I do another install in another day or two to replace a flaky HD.
[hostazca@localhost CentOS]$ pwd
[hostazca@localhost CentOS]$ ls -al yum*
-rw-r--r-- 2 root root 595885 Jun 14 16:23 yum-3.2.8-9.el5.centos.1.noarch.rpm
-rw-r--r-- 2 root root 25686 Jun 14 16:23 yum-metadata-parser-1.1.2-2.el5.i386.rpm
-rw-r--r-- 2 root root 22666 Jun 14 16:23 yum-updatesd-0.9-2.el5.noarch.rpm
Anyway, this was on my new CentOS-5.2 CD. And if my new install fails - ie no yum - then I'll either cry or just do a minimal 5.1 (I know that works) and upgrade to 5.2.
Speaking of 'yum-fastestmirror' - that thing causes me nothing but grief, and is disabled on my rigs.