In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Git on Fedora 39. Git, a powerful distributed version control system, is a must-have tool for software developers and anyone involved in collaborative projects. It allows you to track changes, collaborate seamlessly, and maintain version 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 39.
Before diving into the installation process, let’s ensure that you have everything you need:
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Fedora 39.
- 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).
- You’ll need an active internet connection to download Git and its dependencies.
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 39
Step 1. Before installing any software, it’s essential to ensure that your system’s package repositories are up to date. Run these commands to update your system:
sudo dnf clean all sudo dnf update
Step 2. Installing Necessary Dependencies.
Fedora 39 is a robust system, but it’s always a good idea to ensure that you have the required dependencies for Git. Run the following command to install essential development tools and libraries:
sudo dnf install @development-tools
Step 3. Installing Git on Fedora 39.
On Fedora, you can install Git using the DNF package manager. Simply run the following command:
sudo dnf install git
To verify that Git has been installed correctly, run:
If the version number is displayed, congratulations! Git is now installed on your Fedora system.
Step 4. Configuring Git.
With Git installed, it’s time to configure it to match your preferences and identity.
It’s important to configure Git with your user information, which will be associated with your commits. Replace ‘
Your Name‘ and ‘
email@example.com‘ with your actual name and email address:
git config --global user.name "Your Name" git config --global user.email "firstname.lastname@example.org"
By default, Git uses the
nano text editor for commit messages. If you prefer a different text editor, you can set it using the following command. Replace ‘
editor-name‘ with your preferred text editor:
git config --global core.editor editor-name
Now that Git is configured, you can start using it. Navigate to the directory where you want to create a Git repository and run:
This initializes a Git repository in the current directory.
Step 5. Basic Git Commands.
Understanding basic Git commands is fundamental to utilizing Git effectively.
- Cloning a Repository
To clone an existing Git repository, use the following command. Replace ‘
repository-url‘ with the URL of the Git repository you want to clone:
git clone repository-url
- Making Changes and Committing Them
After making changes to your project, you can stage and commit them with these commands:
git add . git commit -m "Your commit message"
- Pushing Changes to a Remote Repository
To send your committed changes to a remote repository, use the following command. Replace ‘
origin‘ with the name of the remote repository and ‘
main‘ with your preferred branch name:
git push origin main
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Git. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Git on your Fedora 39 system. For additional Apache or useful information, we recommend you check the official Git website.