In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Git on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Git is a free and open-source distributed version control system. Git 2.16.2 comes with a large number of updates versus the previous release 2.15. It is designed to handle 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 the step-by-step installation Git on a Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver).
- 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 Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt-get commands in the terminal.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade
Step 2. Installing Git on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
- Method 1. Install Git on Ubuntu from the repository.
sudo apt install git -y
To check the current version installed of Git use the following command:
[firstname.lastname@example.org ~]# git --version git version 2.15.1
- Method 2. Install Git on Ubuntu from Source Code
First, install all prerequisites:
sudo apt install make libssl-dev libghc-zlib-dev libcurl4-gnutls-dev libexpat1-dev gettext unzip sudo wget https://github.com/git/git/archive/v2.16.2.zip sudo unzip v2.16.2.zip
Next, compile the previously downloaded git source code and install git binaries:
cd git-2.16.2 make prefix=/usr/local all sudo make prefix=/usr/local install
Confirm Git the installation. Run the following command to verify which version of git is installed:
[email@example.com ~]# git --version git version 2.16.2
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Git. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Git in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Git website.