I used the usual:
yum install git
Having a look at the blog here I found the solution in one of the comments. Make sure you got the
rpmforge repository added to your CentOS yum and just run the flowing command:
yum --disablerepo=base,updates --enablerepo=rpmforge-extras install git
If you already have git installed then use:
yum --disablerepo=base,updates --enablerepo=rpmforge-extras update git
Thanks to Anthony Hatzopoulos, for
git v1.8x you'll need to use git18 as in:
yum --disablerepo=base,updates --enablerepo=rpmforge-extras install git18
Also thanks to @Axlrod for the below hint and @Hiphip for the feedback:
rpmforge.repo file to have
rpmforge-extras to enabled,
yum update git. Otherwise it complained about dependency problems.
Installing a specific version of git say 2.x I found this nice and easy-to-follow guide on how to download the GIT source and compile it yourself (and install it). If the accepted answer does not give you the version you want, try the following instructions:
(And pasted/reformatted from above source in case it is removed later)
Step 1: Install Required Packages
Firstly we need to make sure that we have installed required packages on your system. Use following command to install required packages before compiling Git source.
# yum install curl-devel expat-devel gettext-devel openssl-devel zlib-devel # yum install gcc perl-ExtUtils-MakeMaker
Step 2: Uninstall old Git RPM
Now remove any prior installation of Git through RPM file or Yum package manager. If your older version is also compiled through source, then skip this step.
# yum remove git
Step 3: Download and Compile Git Source
Download git source code from kernel git or simply use following command to download Git 2.0.4.
# cd /usr/src # wget https://www.kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/git-2.0.4.tar.gz # tar xzf git-2.0.4.tar.gz
After downloading and extracting Git source code, Use following command to compile source code.
# cd git-2.0.4 # make prefix=/usr/local/git all # make prefix=/usr/local/git install # # echo 'export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/git/bin' >> /etc/bashrc # or # echo 'export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/git/bin' > /etc/profile.d/git.sh # # source /etc/bashrc
HINT: Updated method of adding compiled git bin directory to bashrc. Because
echo "export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/git/bin" >> /etc/bashrcused "" instead of '', it would expand the current session's value for $PATH instead of keeping it as a variable, and could adversely affect the entire system. At the minimum, it should use '' instead of "" and should really be a separate script in
Step 4. Check Git Version
One completion of above steps, you have successfully install Git in your system. Let use following command to check git version
# git --version git version 2.0.4
I also wanted to add that the "Getting Started" guide at the GIT website also includes instructions on how to download and compile it yourself: