akust0m

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Hello,

Coming from using Plesk for several years, I have to say that I find this very strange.

Why does cPanel exclude so many applications from yum updates?

Do these applications receive updates via another cPanel process?

Is there a way to install applications via yum that would be matched by the exclude list but without actually removing the item from the exclude list in /etc/yum.conf?

Chris
 

akust0m

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I found the section in WHM (Server Configuration > Update Preferences), I assume the "Operating System Package Updates" mean the OS plus other applications such as Apache, PHP etc..?

I found out the way to install via yum and bypass the excludes:
Code:
yum install httpd-tools --disableexcludes=all
 

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In general if we are excluding a package, it's because we already provide it. Or we provide an equivalent.
 

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I found the section in WHM (Server Configuration > Update Preferences), I assume the "Operating System Package Updates" mean the OS plus other applications such as Apache, PHP etc..?

I found out the way to install via yum and bypass the excludes:
Code:
yum install httpd-tools --disableexcludes=all
Don't install this package. This is your os provided package . But cpanel have its own apache and php . If you are using easyapache 3 please try to use the script /scripts/easyapache to compile apache and php or else you can use the whmcs interface too. Things are different in cpanel compared to plesk.
 

akust0m

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Thank you for the replies.

So Apache and PHP don't get installed from the OS repository but from a cPanel repository?

I wanted to download and use the Apache Benchmark tool which is included in the package "httpd-tools". What would be the best way to install this compared to how I did it above? I don't see an option to add it in EasyApache.