How To Install Git on Debian 11

Install Git on Debian 11

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Git on Debian 11. For those of you who didn’t know, Git is the most famous version control system, as it supports distributed architecture and functionalities, we called it distributed version control system. It helps them to perform code management tasks such as reverting to previous versions, branching, etc.

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 of the Git on a Debian 11 (Bullseye).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 11 (Bullseye).
  • 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 Debian 11 Bullseye

Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Git on Debian 11.

By default, Git is available in the Debian Bullseye repository, Run the following command below to install it:

sudo apt install git

Verify the installation by printing the Git version:

git --version

Step 3. Configure Git.

Once complete installation, you will need to set up common settings such as names and emails, mainly around git commit messages. This is pretty straight forward as the tutorial will explain below:

git config --global "meilana"
git config --global ""

You can verify the changes with the following command:

git config --list


Congratulations! You have successfully installed Git. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Git on Debian 11 Bullseye. 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, 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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