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How To Install Git on Rocky Linux 8

Install Git on Rocky Linux 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Git on Rocky Linux 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Git is a free and open-source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency. Git is designed for developers that need a pretty straightforward version control system. It helps with managing large projects efficiently. Git repositories are hosted on sites like GitHub and Bitbucket.

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 Rocky Linux. 8.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Rocky Linux 8.
  • 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).
  • 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 Rocky Linux 8

Step 1. The first step is to update your system to the latest version of the package list. To do so, run the following commands:

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

Step 2. Installing Git on Rocky Linux 8.

  • Install Git from the AppStream.

By default, Git is available on Rocky Linux 8 base repository. Now run the following command below to install the latest version of Git to your system:

sudo dnf install git

Once the installation is completed, let’s confirm the version of Git installed:

git --version
  • Install Git from Source.

Now we download the latest release of Git from the official site:

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

Next, extract the downloaded file:

sudo unzip v2.34.1.zip
cd git-2.34.1

After that, compile the package:

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

Verify the installation:

git --version

Step 3. Configure Git on the Local System.

To configure Git on the local system, we will use the config option with the Git command below:

git config --global user.name "idroot"
git config --global user.email "admin@idroot.us"

By using the –list option, you can check the configured user name and email ID:

git config --list

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Git. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Git on your Rocky Linux 8 system. 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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