How To Install Git on CentOS 9 Stream

Install Git on CentOS 9 Stream

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Git on CentOS 9 Stream. For those of you who didn’t know, Git is known as a very popular version control system for the modern era’s software development. It allows you to keep track of your code changes, revert to previous stages, create branches, and collaborate with your fellow developers.

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 of the Git on CentOS 9 Stream.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 9 Stream.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues
  • A non-root sudo user or 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 9 Stream

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing the Git on CentOS 9 Stream.

  • Install Git from App stream.

By default, Git is available on the CentOS 9 Stream base repository. Now we run the following command below to install Git to your system:

sudo dnf install git

Verify Git installation:

git --version
  • Install Git from the official source.

First, install required Git dependencies:

sudo dnf install gettext-devel curl-devel expat-devel openssl-devel perl-CPAN perl-devel zlib-devel unzip cmake gcc make

Next, download the latest stable Git from the official page:

wget https://github.com/git/git/archive/refs/tags/v2.34.1.zip

After that, unzip the archive you downloaded:

sudo unzip v2.34.1.zip -d /opt
cd /opt/git-2.34.1

Then, install Git using the following command:

sudo make prefix=/usr/local all
sudo make prefix=/usr/local install

Confirm the installation and check the version executing the following command:

git --version

Step 3. Configure Git.

Set up a Git account with correct user information such as name and email address:

git config --global user.name "Your-Name"
git config --global user.email "name@your-domain.com"

List the configuration you just set:

$ git config --list

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Git. Thanks for using this tutorial to install Git on CentOS 9. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Git website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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