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Update Git CentOS – to version 1.7.11+ (on CentOS 6.x)

Update Git Centos – to version 1.7.11+ (on CentOS 6.x)

Overview

If you want to update your Git to newer version then on CentOS repository, use the following instructions

 

Downloading RPMForge repo

cd /tmp
# for 32 bit:
wget http://pkgs.repoforge.org/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el6.rf.i686.rpm
# for 64 bit:
wget http://pkgs.repoforge.org/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm

Note: Visit here to see if newer version exist.

Installing RPMForge

rpm –import http://apt.sw.be/RPM-GPG-KEY.dag.txt
# for 32 bit:
rpm -i rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el6.rf.i686.rpm
# for 64 bit:
rpm -i rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm

Open Extra Repo

yum clean all

cd /etc/yum.repos.d

edit using vi/vom/mc rpmforge.repo:
change the enabled flag to enabled=1 in the section [rpmforge-extras].

 

Update Git

yum update git

yum provides git will help you see all versions available.

git –version

Will show you have the new release installed. (1.7.11.3 for me)

 

That’s it!

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