The CentOS repository as of this article contains Git v.126.96.36.199 whereas the latest version of Git is 188.8.131.52 which is quite a difference. If you’re using Git repos collaboratively with other developers or companies then you want to make sure you’re using the most up-to-date version of Git. Installation path will be
/usr/local/bin. If git can not be found, temporary add it to your PATH with
export PATH="$PATH:/usr/local/bin" or permanently add it to your
Before installing Git we have to install the Development Tools from the CentOS repository which includes the compiler used to compile the source code. We also need to install some other dependencies to get the Git source to compile and run. Once installed you can simply keep Git up-to-date by using itself to clone the github.com repo into a new folder then run the build and install process again.
sudo yum groupinstall 'Development Tools' sudo yum install zlib-devel perl-ExtUtils-MakeMaker asciidoc xmlto openssl-devel wget -O git.zip https://github.com/git/git/archive/master.zip unzip git.zip cd git-master make configure ./configure –-prefix=/usr/local # Skip this if you don't need documentation make all doc # With documentation sudo make install install-doc install-html # Without documentation sudo make install # Run Git at the command line to make sure it’s installed properly git -–version # Keep Git up-to-date git clone git://github.com/git/git