My goal is to try and install git on a RHEL 6 machine.
I've seen the post here: How can I install git on RHEL 6?
And the answer refers to a download link that appears part of centOS: http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/centos/6.3/os/x86_64/Packages/git-1.7.1-2.el6_0.1.x86_64.rpm
I am hesitant to use such a link as it is an outdated version of Git, and more importantly, I was under the impression that I might clobber one package from the wrong repository with what I have on my machine if I use something from Fedora or CentOS.
Indeed, I got this impression from the information describing the EPEL software repository.
EPEL packages are usually based on their Fedora counterparts and will never conflict with or replace packages in the base Enterprise Linux distributions.
However, following the overall advice from that linked serverfault post, I need to install the "base" repository for RHEL.
How can I do this?
For what it's worth, here is my "repolist":
$ yum repolist Plugin "product-id" can't be imported Plugin "subscription-manager" can't be imported Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit, security repo id repo name status epel Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 6 - x86_64 8,220 repolist: 8,220