Installing Git


  • Applies to: Grid
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 0
    • Tools Required: SSH
  • Applies to: DV 4.0
    • Difficulty: Medium
    • Time Needed: 20
    • Tools Required: SSH, root
  • Applies to: DV
    • Difficulty: Medium
    • Time Needed: 20
    • Tools Required: SSH, root

Overview

Good news! Git is already installed on the Grid. Please click here for basic usage instructions.

Overview


CAUTION:

To proceed with installing Git, you must first install the DV Developer Tools on your Server.

Before proceeding:

1. Make a back-up.

2. Be comfortable with the idea that there is always a possibility that you will need to re-install and/or revert to that backup data.

3. Follow our guide on Installing Developer Tools


Git is a distributed revision control system with an emphasis on speed. This article shows you the basics of installing Git on your DV 4.0.

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Preparation

To install Git, you'll need to use the YUM package manager. It should be on all new DV servers by default. You can test if you have YUM on your server by logging in via SSH and typing the following:

yum

If you receive a "command not found" error for some reason, you'll need to install YUM. Click here for more information about that. If YUM is installed, the next step is to install its dependencies like so:


yum install zlib-devel
yum install openssl-devel
yum install perl
yum install cpio
yum install expat-devel
yum install gettext-devel

Installing Git

Once those packages complete installing, you can move on to installing Git. First, you'll need to grab the source files using wget.

NOTE: Always make sure to download the latest version of the software.

wget http://www.codemonkey.org.uk/projects/git-snapshots/git/git-latest.tar.xz

Next, untar and decompress the archive you downloaded.

tar xf git-latest.tar.xz 

Move into the folder containing the source code.

cd git-{date}

Run the automatic configuration.

autoconf

Use the "configure" script to prepare the software for building.

./configure

Use "make" to compile/build the software.

make

Now install the software on your system.

make install

Additional Resources

Overview


CAUTION:

To proceed with installing Git, you must first install the DV Developer Tools on your Server.

Before proceeding:

1. Make a back-up.

2. Be comfortable with the idea that there is always a possibility that you will need to re-install and/or revert to that backup data.

3. Follow our guide on Installing Developer Tools


Git is a distributed revision control system with an emphasis on speed. This article shows you the basics of installing Git on your DV.

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CloudTech Can Help!

If you're having trouble with the steps in this article, additional assistance is available via CloudTech, our premium services division. Our expert engineers can install Git on your server in no time. For more information on what CloudTech can do for you, please click here.

Preparation

To install Git, you'll need to use the YUM package manager. It should be on all new DV servers by default. You can test if you have YUM on your server by logging in via SSH and typing the following:

yum

If you receive a "command not found" error for some reason, you'll need to install YUM. Click here for more information about that. If YUM is installed, the next step is to install its dependencies like so:


yum install zlib-devel yum install openssl-devel yum install perl yum install cpio yum install expat-devel yum install gettext-devel

Installing Git

Once those packages complete installing, you can move on to installing Git. First, you'll need to grab the source files using "wget".

NOTE: Always make sure to download the latest version of the software.

wget http://www.codemonkey.org.uk/projects/git-snapshots/git/git-latest.tar.gz

Next, untar and decompress the archive you downloaded.

tar xzvf git-latest.tar.gz

Move into the folder containing the source code.

cd git-{date}

Run the automatic configuration.

autoconf

Use the "configure" script to prepare the software for building.

./configure

Use "make" to compile/build the software.

make

Now install the software on your system.

make install

Additional Resources