How to Install Git 2.14.0 on CentOS/RHEL 7/6 & Fedora 26/25/24

How to Install Git 2.14.0 on CentOS/RHEL 7/6 & Fedora 26/25/24


Git has released 2.14.0 version on Aug 04, 2017. Git is a free and open source distributed version control system. It is designed to handle a small to very large projects with speed and efficiency. To read more details and changes about Git 2.14.0 read Git release notes. If you are using a Git repository for your development, then you must require a git client on your system and you need to install git client on your workstation system.

This tutorial will help you to install git 2.14.0 on CentOS/RHEL 7/6/5 and Fedora 26/25/24 operating systems using the source code. For beginners visit Git console on your browser and learn Git uses and command line tips.

Step 1 – Install Required Packages

Before installing Git from source code, make sure you have already installed required packages on your system. If not use the following command to install required packages.

# yum install curl-devel expat-devel gettext-devel openssl-devel zlib-devel
# yum install gcc perl-ExtUtils-MakeMaker

Step 2 – Download and Install Git 2.9

Download latest Git source code from kernel git or simply use following command to download Git 2.14.0.

# cd /usr/src
# wget
# tar xzf git-2.14.0.tar.gz

After downloading and extracting Git source code, Use the following command to compile the source code.

# cd git-2.14.0
# make prefix=/usr/local/git all
# make prefix=/usr/local/git install

Step 3 – Setup Environment

After installation of git client. Now you must need to set binary in the system environment. So edit /etc/bashrc file and add below content to it

 export PATH=/usr/local/git/bin:$PATH

Now execute below command to reload configuration in current environment.

# source /etc/bashrc

After completing above steps. Let’s use following command to check current git version.

# git --version

git version 2.14.0

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