Step 1: Install Required PackagesFirstly we need to make sure that we have installed required packages on your system. Use following command to install required packages before compiling Git source.

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

Step 2: Uninstall old Git RPMNow remove any prior installation of Git through RPM file or Yum package manager. If your older version is also compiled through source, then skip this step.

# yum remove git

Step 3: Download and Compile Git SourceDownload git source code from kernel git or simply use following command to download Git 2.5.3.

# cd /usr/src
# wget
# tar xzf git-2.5.3.tar.gz

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

# cd git-2.5.3
# make prefix=/usr/local/git all
# make prefix=/usr/local/git install
# echo 'pathmunge /usr/local/git/bin/' > /etc/profile.d/ 
# chmod +x /etc/profile.d/
# source /etc/bashrc

Step 4. Check Git VersionOn completion of above steps, you have successfully install Git in your system. Use the following command to check the git version

# git --version
git version 2.5.3

I also wanted to add that the “Getting Started” guide at the GIT website also includes instructions on how to download and compile it yourself: