Is there a known source for CentOS RPMs that provides FUSE version 2.8.4 or later? The latest I can find is 2.7.4 from EPEL.
you can find i386 rpm in: http://rpm.vitki.net/pub/centos/5/i386/fuse-2.8.5-99.vitki.01.el5.i386.rpm
the src rpm is in: http://rpm.vitki.net/pub/SRPMS/fuse-2.8.5-99.vitki.01.el5.src.rpm
in case you will need to build it to x86_64...