Installing Git On A DirectAdmin CentOS Server
Git is available via yum and can be installed with the following command,
yum install git -y
You can now confirm git is installed using the following command,
Expected result should look like this,
[root@duplicate]# git --version git version 188.8.131.52
You could quickly get up and running with Git via Yum, as demonstrated above. For most users, this is perfectly fine, but if there is some feature that you need that is only present in the later versions, you will need to install it from the source to have that feature.
Git (Source Install)
We recommend using 2.26 for now with CentOS 7 unless you’re savvy with repo additions.
To install from source, go ahead and log into your server via SSH as the root user.
First, we’ll need to grab the latest available version,
For other releases use: github.com/git/git/releases
Left-click on the tar.gz link for that version and ‘Copy Link Location‘. Now, back in the terminal, run the following commands (but change the wget url/version accordingly for the version you are installing),
yum install gettext-devel -y cd /usr/local/bin/ wget https://github.com/git/git/archive/v2.26.0.tar.gz tar -zxf v2.26.0.tar.gz cd git-* make configure ./configure --prefix=/usr make all doc info make install install-doc install-html install-info
Now confirm the version of git installed,
[root@duplicate git-2.26.0]# git --version git version 2.26.0
You have successfully installed Git on CentOS server.
Note that you can use Git itself from now onward to update Git, like so,
cd /usr/local/bin/ git clone https://github.com/git/git.git
[root@duplicate bin]# git clone https://github.com/git/git.git Cloning into 'git'... remote: Enumerating objects: 271307, done. remote: Total 271307 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0), pack-reused 271307 Receiving objects: 100% (271307/271307), 120.29 MiB | 12.03 MiB/s, done. Resolving deltas: 100% (201377/201377), done. [root@duplicate bin]# [root@duplicate bin]# git --version git version 2.26.0
Now that we’ve gone over installing Git on a DirectAdmin CentOS server. We have covered both the methods for installing Git as well as elaborating steps for updating Git from the existing Git itself.
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