In this tutorial, we will show you how to install GRV on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, GRV is a Git Repository Viewer that provides a modern and user-friendly interface for viewing Git repositories on the command line. It supports many features including browsing Git repositories, viewing Git logs, searching for commits, and more.
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 GRV (Git Repository Viewer) on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for GRV.
- 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 GRV on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade sudo apt install wget apt-transport-https gnupg2 software-properties-common
Step 2. Installing GRV (Git Repository Viewer) on Ubuntu 22.04.
By default, GRV is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to download the GRV binary from the GitHub page to your Ubuntu system:
After downloading the binary, now change the permission and assign the executable permission:
chmod +x ./grv
To verify that GRV has been installed and started correctly, run the following command:
GRV - Git Repository Viewer v0.3.2-0-g13658da (compiled with go1.11.5 at 2023-01-15 18:10:26 GMT)
Step 3. Using GRV.
Once successfully installed, you can use the GRV binary using the following command below:
./grv --repoFilePath /path/to/repo
Congratulations! You have successfully installed GRV. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing GRV (Git Repository Viewer) on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official GRV website.