In case anyone is interested, I've followed up my revision of the Ubuntu installation instructions with a similar document on running under Fedora:

 

                http://www.vufind.org/wiki/installation_fedora

 

This was a bit more complicated than Ubuntu, mainly due to Fedora's use of the SELinux security module, but I eventually found a way through.  If anybody else has already done this and has better advice on working with SELinux, I'd be interested in hearing about it -- this was new territory for me, so it's entirely possible that I didn't navigate it in the most elegant possible way.  However, as it stands, these instructions should work well enough to get VuFind up and running (even the Voyager / OCI stuff).

 

- Demian