I just bought a VPS and I have a few apps to install on it, however each time I type "yum install programname" I get this. Please help.

Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/yum", line 29, in ?
yummain.user_main(sys.argv[1:], exit_code=True)
File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py", line 229, in user_main
errcode = main(args)
File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py", line 84, in main
base.getOptionsConfig(args)
File "/usr/share/yum-cli/cli.py", line 198, in getOptionsConfig
(opts, self.cmds) = self.optparser.setupYumConfig()
File "/usr/share/yum-cli/cli.py", line 1086, in setupYumConfig
self.base._getRepos(doSetup=True)
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 398, in _getRepos
self._repos.doSetup(thisrepo)
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/repos.py", line 71, in doSetup
self.ayum.plugins.run('postreposetup')
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/plugins.py", line 176, in run
func(conduitcls(self, self.base, conf, **kwargs))
File "/usr/lib/yum-plugins/fastestmirror.py", line 181, in postreposetup_hook
all_urls = FastestMirror(all_urls).get_mirrorlist()
File "/usr/lib/yum-plugins/fastestmirror.py", line 333, in get_mirrorlist
self._poll_mirrors()
File "/usr/lib/yum-plugins/fastestmirror.py", line 376, in _poll_mirrors
pollThread.start()
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/threading.py", line 416, in start
_start_new_thread(self.__bootstrap, ())
thread.error: can't start new thread