Installing git 1.9.0 on RHEL

Installing git was quite some pain today 😦 Was trying to find the RPM but couldn’t. Tried using the YUM, but no success once again 😦 So I went for the manual install of (g)it 😉

Below are the steps I followed.

  • Download git tarball & its  signature file from this link.
  • Place this tarball inside /usr/src.
  • Run tar xzf git-1.9.0.tar.gz
  • cd git-1.9.0
  • make prefix=/usr/bin/git
  • make prefix=/usr/bin/git install
  • echo “export PATH=$PATH:/usr/bin/git/bin” >> /etc/bashrc
  • source /etc/bashrc
  • Restart your session or open a new session.
  • Verify by issuing git –version

[root@server git-1.9.0]# git –version
git version 1.9.0
[root@server git-1.9.0]# which git

P.S. You may receive below errors while installing git. So, make sure you have installed these packages before trying to install git :- 


Errors :-

* new build flags cc credential-store.o in file included from credential-store.c:1: cache.h:19:18: warning: zlib.h: no such file or directory in file included from credential-store.c:1: cache.h:21: error: expected specifier-qualifier-list before ‘z_stream’ make: *** [credential-store.o] error 1

http.c:1578: error: ‘struct http_object_request’ has no member named ‘slot’

P.P.S. – If somehow, above steps fail. Try below steps : –

  • cd /usr/src/git-1.9.0
  • ./configure
  • make
  • make install
  • which git
  • Then export the path using the same method as described above, just change that to /usr/local/bin/git

This is the default setting 😉


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