How to Install GIT on CentOS 9 Stream

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In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Git on CentOS 9 Stream. For those of you who didn’t know, Git is known as a very popular version control system for the modern era’s software development. It allows you to keep track of your code changes, revert to previous stages, create branches, and collaborate with your fellow developers.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Git on CentOS 9 Stream.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 9 Stream.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues
  • non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a"non-root sudo user", however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Git on CentOS 9 Stream

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

dnf update

Step 2. Installing the Git on CentOS 9 Stream.

  • Install Git from the App stream.

By default, Git is available on the CentOS 9 Stream base repository. Now we run the following command below to install Git to your system:

dnf install git

Verify Git installation:

git --version
  • Install Git from the official source.

First, install required Git dependencies:

dnf install gettext-devel curl-devel expat-devel openssl-devel perl-CPAN perl-devel zlib-devel unzip cmake gcc make wget

Next, download the latest stable Git from the official page:

wget https://github.com/git/git/archive/refs/tags/v2.34.1.zip

After that, unzip the archive you downloaded:

unzip v2.34.1.zip -d /opt
cd /opt/git-2.34.1

First, I would advise installing the development tools, which will install nearly all required dependencies:

dnf groupinstall "Development Tools"

Lastly, a few extra ones not covered in the development tools pack are required; run this command to install them.

dnf install libcurl-devel expat-devel

Then, install Git using the following command:

make prefix=/usr/local all
make prefix=/usr/local install
Screenshot of GIT post-compilation on CentOS Stream el9 or el8.
Proof of GIT’s seamless integration with CentOS Stream 9 

Confirm the installation and check the version executing the following command:

git --version

Step 3. Configure Git

Set up a Git account with correct user information such as name and email address:

git config --global user.name "Your-Name"
git config --global user.email "[email protected]"

List the configuration you just set:

$ git config --list
user.name=Your-Name
user.email=name@your-domain.com

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Git. Thanks for using this tutorial to install Git on CentOS 9. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Git website.