How to install Git under CentOS running cPanel

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Recently when working on creating a new bash script to calculate inode usage I attempted to install Git on a CentOS 5 cPanel server and got a lot of Perl errors. After running the install command from Yum as you can see in the output below it was complaining about dependencies.

Here’s a few of the errors that I received when trying to install

yum install git-core
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * addons: mirror.team-cymru.org
 * base: yum.singlehop.com
 * epel: mirrors.servercentral.net
 * extras: mirror.steadfast.net
 * rpmforge: fr2.rpmfind.net
 * updates: pubmirrors.reflected.net
Excluding Packages in global exclude list
Finished
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package git.i386 0:1.7.3-1.el4.rf set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: perl-Git = 1.7.3-1.el4.rf for package: git
--> Processing Dependency: libcrypto.so.4 for package: git
--> Processing Dependency: perl(DBI) for package: git
--> Processing Dependency: libssl.so.4 for package: git
--> Processing Dependency: perl(Git) for package: git
--> Running transaction check
---> Package git.i386 0:1.7.3-1.el4.rf set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: perl-Git = 1.7.3-1.el4.rf for package: git
--> Processing Dependency: perl(DBI) for package: git
--> Processing Dependency: perl(Git) for package: git
---> Package openssl097a.i386 0:0.9.7a-9.el5_4.2 set to be updated
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
git-1.7.3-1.el4.rf.i386 from rpmforge has depsolving problems
  --> Missing Dependency: perl(DBI) is needed by package git-1.7.3-1.el4.rf.i386 (rpmforge)
git-1.7.3-1.el4.rf.i386 from rpmforge has depsolving problems
  --> Missing Dependency: perl(Git) is needed by package git-1.7.3-1.el4.rf.i386 (rpmforge)
git-1.7.3-1.el4.rf.i386 from rpmforge has depsolving problems
  --> Missing Dependency: perl-Git = 1.7.3-1.el4.rf is needed by package git-1.7.3-1.el4.rf.i386 (rpmforge)
Error: Missing Dependency: perl(DBI) is needed by package git-1.7.3-1.el4.rf.i386 (rpmforge)
Error: Missing Dependency: perl(Git) is needed by package git-1.7.3-1.el4.rf.i386 (rpmforge)
Error: Missing Dependency: perl-Git = 1.7.3-1.el4.rf is needed by package git-1.7.3-1.el4.rf.i386 (rpmforge)
 You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
 You could try running: package-cleanup --problems
                        package-cleanup --dupes
                        rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest

After searching around and doing a little bit of research I figured out the problem was related to cPanel itself. cPanel was blocking the installation of any Perl modules to prevent it from conflicting with their packages.

Thankfully though there is a really simple way through Yum to install Git and bypass this block from cPanel.

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yum --disableexcludes=main install git

We add in the –disableexcludes=main and you should be able to install Git without any problems.

If you end up having problems with cPanel afterwards (which I have not experienced), you can run this script from cPanel to check the Perl modules installed.

/scripts/checkperlmodules
 
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