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I needed to install git on a cPanel server recently. After adding the appropriate EPEL5 or EPEL6 repo (, you should be able to simply do a:

But yum kept reporting a unmet dependency — a Perl-git package — even though I verified the missing package is actually present in the EPEL repo. After a bit of digging, I found cPanel has set yum to exclude any packages with Perl in the name. Simple enough to fix, but aggravating:

Remove “Perl*” from the exclude line and save.

Jump back into the yum.conf file and add the perl* exclusion back in so yum does not eat cPanel’s braiiiinnns….


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