and on RHEL5 / CentOS5 /ScientificLinux 5 ( el5)
be VERY careful with "rpmforge" !!! the (el5.rf) rf part
"rpmforge" is KNOWN to be incompatible with upstream Red Hat !!!
-- not a warning but a MUST DO!!! --
install and CONFIGURE "yum-priorities " plugin!!!!
-- this is a MUST DO ,or you can and WILL FUBAR ( look it up) the RHEL 5 install
RHEL6 is better but 5 is a MESS when it comes to the third party repos
heed all the warnings!!!
also you might NOT want to do this
yum install *.rpm
----- as in ----
yum install git-22.214.171.124-1.el5.rf.x86_64.rpm
-- that is a bad idea ---
-- this is better ---
yum install git