Git – Install Client

At the time of writing Git version 2.6.4 is the latest stable version available. This tutorial will help you to install Git client on your Linux systems.

Install on Ubuntu & LinuxMint:

Use the following set of commands to install Git client on Ubuntu, Debian and LinuxMint systems.

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:git-core/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install git

Now verify the installed version of Git client.

$ git --version

git version 2.6.4

Install on CentOS/RHEL

Use the following set of commands to install Git client on CentOS, Red Hat and Fedora systems.

First install some required packages.

# yum install curl-devel expat-devel gettext-devel
# yum install gcc openssl-devel zlib-devel perl-ExtUtils-MakeMaker

Now download latest git source code and extract it.

# cd /usr/src
# wget https://www.kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/git-2.6.4.tar.gz
# tar xzf git-2.6.4.tar.gz

Let’s compile source code using following commands.

# cd git-2.6.4
# make prefix=/usr/local/git all
# make prefix=/usr/local/git install
# echo "export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/git/bin" >> /etc/bashrc
# source /etc/bashrc

Now verify the installed version of Git client.

# git --version

git version 2.6.4