Install Git From Source On Centos

If you install Git from repository On Centos 6.5, you will the the old version of git v1.7.x. But i need to use a feature that only available on git v1.8.x or more, for example git pull –recursive, this command is for update git repository along with the submodules.

So to fix it, i need to compile git from the sources. To do that you need to install some of the requirements as the command below:

yum install zlib-devel perl-CPAN gettext

To install Git from Sources follow the steps below:

cd /var/opt
tar -xvzf git-1.9.0.tar.gz
cd git-1.9.0.tar.gz
make prefix=/usr install
#Finish installation
#Now we try it
git --version

I have been developing an auto deployment script for me and my team development, now it is working smoothly. I love git 😀

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