Git is the most popular version control system. It is designed to handle a small to very large projects with speed and efficiency. Git is a free and open source distributed version control system.
This article will guide you to install Git on Fedora 27/26 and CentOS/RHEL 7/6 systems using the source code.
Step 1 – Install Required Packages
Before compiling Git from source code, make sure you have installed required packages on your system or Use the following command to install it.
# yum install curl-devel expat-devel gettext-devel openssl-devel zlib-devel
Step 2 – Download and Compile Git Source
Download latest Git source code from Git google code or simply use following command to download Git 1.9.5.
cd /usr/src wget https://www.kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/git-1.9.5.tar.gz tar xzf git-1.9.5.tar.gz
After downloading and extracting Git source code, Use the following command to compile the source code.
cd git-1.9.5 make prefix= /usr/src/gitall make prefix= /usr/src/gitinstall echo "export PATH=$PATH: /usr/src/git/bin" >> /etc/bashrc source /etc/bashrc
Step 3 – Check Git Version
Upon completion of above steps, you have successfully install Git in your system. Let use following command to check git version
git --version git version 1.9.5