In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configuration of Git on CentOS 8. 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 offers features like data assurance, workflows, creating branches, reverting to the previous stage, incredible speed, keeping track of your code changes, view logs, and many more. It allows you to perform your work in offline mode and when ready, you need the internet connection to publish the changes and take the latest changes.
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 through the step-by-step installation Git on a CentOS 8 server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 8.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
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 8
Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
sudo dnf update
Step 2. Installing Git on CentOS.
- Method 1 — Install Git using
Run the following commands in for installation Git:
dnf install git
Verify the installation by typing the command below, which will print the Git version:
[root@idroot ~]# git --version git version 2.18.1
- Method 2 — Install Git from source:
Before installing Git from source code, make sure you have already installed the required packages on your system:
dnf install wget unzip tar make gcc openssl-devel libcurl-devel expat-devel
Once the dependencies have been installed then we need to find out and download the latest version of Git:
wget https://github.com/git/git/archive/v2.20.1.zip unzip v2.20.1.zip cd git-2.20.1/
Next, Compile and install git:
make prefix=/usr/local all install
To check the current version installed of Git use the following command:
[root@idroot ~]# git --version git version 2.20.1
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Git. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Git in CentOS 8 systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Git website.