In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configuration of Git on your CentOS 7. For those of you who didn’t know, Git is a free and open-source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency. Git v2.10.0 comes with a large number of updates versus the previous release 2.9.3. It is designed to handle small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation Git on a CentOS 7 server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 7.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Git on CentOS 7
Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
yum clean all yum -y update
Step 2. Installing Git.
Method 1 — Install Git with Yum
Run the following commands in for installation Git via yum:
yum install git
Method 2 — Install Git from Source
Before installing Git from source code, make sure you have already installed the required packages on your system:
yum groupinstall "Development Tools" yum install gettext-devel openssl-devel perl-CPAN perl-devel zlib-devel
Once the dependencies have been installed then we need to find out and download the latest version of Git software, At the moment of writing this article it is version 2.10.0:
wget https://github.com/git/git/archive/v2.10.0.tar.gz tar xvf v2.10.0.tar.gz
After downloading and extracting Git source code, Use the following command to compile source code:
cd git* make configure ./configure --prefix=/usr/local make install
To check the current version installed of Git use the following command:
[root@idroot ~]# git --version git version 2.10.0
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Git. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Git in CentOS 7 systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Git website.