How To Install Git on Debian 9 Stretch

Install Git on Debian 9 Stretch

In this tutorial we will show you how to install Git on Debian 9 Stretch. For those of you who didn’t know, Git is a free and open source distributed version control system . Git 2.18.2 comes with the large number of updates verses previous release 2.15. It is designed to handle a 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 through the step by step installation Git on a Debian 9 (Stretch) server.

Install Git on Debian 9 Stretch

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

Step 2. Installing Git on Debian 9 Stretch.

  • Method 1. Install Git on Debian from repository.

To verify the installation type the following command:

  • Method 2. Install Git on Debian from Source Code

First, install all prerequisites:

Next, compile the previously downloaded git source code and install git binaries:

Once the installation is completed verify it by typing the following command:

Now that you have Git installed it is recommended to set your Git commit email and username:

You can verify the changes with the following command:

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Git. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Git on Debian 9 Stretch system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Git web site.

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