Install Git 2.8.0 (Version Control Tool) on Linux

Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency. Git is easy to use compare with others such as CVS and Subversion. It handles file changes very efficiently with lightning fast performance. The latest version of Git 2.8.0 released on March 28, 2016.

1) Install Git on Linux

By default Git included in all the Linux distro, it is easiest way to install Git on Linux using package manager.

# Install Git to Debian based system #
$ sudo apt-get install git

# Install Git to RHEL/CentOS & Up to Fedora 21 system #
$ sudo yum install git

# Install Git to Fedora 22 & later system #
$ sudo dnf install git

# Install Git to Arch Linux system #
$ sudo zyper install git

# Install Git to openSUSE system #
$ sudo pacman -S git

2) Install Git via PPA

Alternatively we can install latest version of Git to Ubuntu/Mint systems via PPA.

$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:git-core/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install git

3) Install Git on Linux from Source

At this moment Linux Distribution repository having bit older version of Git, so i’m going to install from source archive.

# Install Dependancy to RPM based system #
$ sudo yum install curl-devel expat-devel gettext-devel openssl-devel zlib-devel gcc perl-ExtUtils-MakeMaker

# Install Dependancy to Debian based system #
$ sudo apt-get install libcurl4-gnutls-dev libexpat1-dev gettext libz-dev libssl-dev build-essential

$ sudo wget https://www.kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/git-2.8.0.tar.gz
$ sudo tar -xzf git-2.8.0.tar.gz
$ cd git-2.8.0
$ sudo make configure
$ sudo ./configure --prefix=/usr/local
$ sudo make install

# Install upgrade automatically in future #
$ sudo git clone git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/git/git.git

Checking Git Version

$ git --version
git version 2.8.0

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