The tool system-config-packages available in FC2 is too limited and
does not handle dependencies well. It also suffers from many usability
issues, specially when reporting missing dependencies.
Synaptic does a much better job in all aspects.
All we need to have a better package management system in FC is bundle
apt-rpm (just 1 rpm more to the whole distro), Synaptic (1 rpm more to
the whole distro) and make the ISOs apt-enabled (just a few MB of
extra space) so they can be used with apt-cdrom.
This will make installing and unistalling rpms individually much
easier and less error prone than it is today with the default tools.
This has nothing to do with up2date or the applet that keeps the
system on sync with the periodic updates, I'm asking for an
enhancement to the tool used to change the installed packages.
Fedora Core 2 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for
security updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please
reopen and reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a
security issue and hasn't been resolved in the current FC3 updates or
in the FC4 test release, reopen and change the version to match.
Closing, since yum front ends seem the way to go now.