Hello Bryce, and welcome to the Fedora Forum.
I can't resolve your specific problem with using pirut (heck, I'm still running FC6), but this workaround may help you out. As root
Yumex is a GUI front-end replacement for the package manager which adds some additional features as well. It should let you, hopefully, add software, etc, until your present problem is resolved.
Paul (N4WKQ....yeah, another ham)