First things first: did you delete the “/var/run/yum.pid” file and rerun the commands?
After that, if Rest Apps is the one that’s hammering you, you could use the “fwconsole ma [command to delete or diable] restapps”. There’s a help option that you can use to get the actual syntax for whichever of the several delete or disable option you want to try.
I never knew to delete anything - I will try that this weekend.
EDIT: Topic closed so I couldn’t append. Something happened where the machine was unreachable over SSL or web interface so I was forced to hard reboot. Upon second (soft) reboot (first had users unable to dial out) all was restored to it former glory.
The module updates and the yum updates are two completely different things. Module updates don’t use yum, they just download tar.gz files and install the files from it. Yum updates actually update the system.