How To Install SmartGit on Fedora 36

Install SmartGit on Fedora 36

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install SmartGit on Fedora 36. For those of you who didn’t know, SmartGit is one of the most powerful Git GUI clients with support for Azure DevOps, Bitbucket, GitHub, GitLab, etc. It focuses on simplicity while targeting non-experts and people who prefer a graphical application over command line usage. SmartGit is available for different platforms including Windows, Linux, and macOS.

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 the SmartGit on a Fedora 36.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Fedora 36.
  • 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 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 SmartGit on Fedora 36

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 SmartGit on Fedora 36.

By default, the SmartGit package does not come in the default repository of Fedora 36. Now run the following command below to download the latest version of SmartGit from the official page to your Fedora system:

wget https://www.syntevo.com/downloads/smartgit/smartgit-linux-21_2_3.tar.gz

Next, extract the downloaded file to /opt directory:

sudo tar -xvzf smartgit-linux-21_2_3.tar.gz -C /opt

Change the current working directory to /opt/smartgit/bin:

cd /opt/smartgit/bin

Finally, run the SmartGit application by using the following command below:

./smartgit.sh

This will run the SmartGit setup as you can see in the image below, click on Next to proceed:

Install SmartGit on Fedora 36

Choose your default SSH client and click on Next:

Install SmartGit on Fedora 36

Finally, click on Finish to complete the setup:

Install SmartGit on Fedora 36

Congratulations! You have successfully installed SmartGit. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing SmartGit on your Fedora 36 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official SmartGit website.

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