Install Latest Git Version on Centos 7 and Centos 6 server

If you happen to download the minimal iso of centos on from it’s website. You can get Git thru Centos’ default repository but you’re going to have an older version of Git. (At the time of writing the default repo has Git version 1.8)

Getting Git thru Default Repo

yum install git

Getting New Version of Git

Step 1

Install all required dependency to compile from source

yum groupinstall 'Development Tools'
yum install curl-devel expat-devel gettext-devel openssl-devel zlib-devel perl-ExtUtils-MakeMaker
yum install wget

Step 2

Download the tarbal from Git’s Github repository. Git Releases At the time of writing the latest stable version is 2.9.3.


Extract the tarbal

tar -zxf v2.9.3.tar.gz

Step 3

Go to the extracted directory and compile the source.

cd git-2.9.3
make prefix=/usr/local/git all
make prefix=/usr/local/git install
echo "export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/git/bin" >> /etc/bashrc
source /etc/bashrc

Step 4

To verify the installation check the Git version

git --version