In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Git on Fedora 37. For those of you who didn’t know, Git is a free and open-source distributed version control system designed to handle small or huge projects. It enables multiple developers to work together on nonlinear development, as it tracks changes in source code for each branch of our project’s history.
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 Git on a Fedora 37.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Fedora 37.
- 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 Fedora 37
Step 1. Before proceeding, update your Fedora operating system to make sure all existing packages are up to date. Use this command to update the server packages:
sudo dnf upgrade sudo dnf update sudo dnf install dnf-plugins-core
Step 2. Installing Git on Fedora 37.
By default, the Git package come in the default repository of Fedora 37. Now run the following command below to install the latest version of Git to your Fedora system:
sudo dnf install git
You can check the version of git that was installed by running the following command:
Step 3. Configuring Git Settings.
Now we set up standard settings such as names and e-mails, mainly around git commit messages. To set these details, run the following commands:
git config --global user.name "Your-Name" git config --global user.email "Your-Email"
Run the following command to check if these settings worked correctly:
git config --list
That should produce output similar to the following:
[root@idroot ~]# git config --list user.name=meilana firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Git. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Git on your Fedora 37 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Git website.