I feel like I'm talking to a celebrity
yum on RHEL didn't seem to like the CentOS repository. Although I forget the error. I think it may have something to do with RHEL wanting to keep their stuff on a dvd, and not available on the internet, but the CentOS repository seemed to be incompatible with RHEL. I was able to get the files I needed by manually installing them from dvd.
I read where someone was able to get ispConfig 2 and 3 working with RHEL, but they kept the default RHEL libraries it looked like. My boss is breathing down my neck about this, so I'm going with webmin. It seems to work well so far with RHEL 6 with some additional packages.
Thanx for your help again. I primarily a programmer and not a system admin, but I prefer to use unix. If I let the server team build my servers, they will only do winblows
so I gotta get this up and it looks good so far. I might revisit ispConfig later. In retrospect I shoulda gone with CentOS, but work wanted support.