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 https://www.kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/git-2.5.3.tar.gz # 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/git.sh # chmod +x /etc/profile.d/git.sh # 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: