How do I install the latest version of Git with apt?

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Last Updated July 15, 2017 01:02 AM

I read about a security flaw in Git, which was fixed in version 2.2.1. I currently have Git 2.1.0 on my system (Ubuntu 14.10), and tried to reinstall it with apt. However, apt told me that I currently have the latest version.

The Git website does not have prebuilt versions for Linux. They say that you can install it with package managers. Without building from source, how would I install the latest version of Git?

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Use the PPA from the maintainers of git on Ubuntu:

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

If you don't know what PPAs are, first read What are PPAs and how do I use them?

If you receive an error about add-apt-repository command not found you may need to add the python-software-properties package or software-properties-common depending on your Ubuntu version.

Ubuntu 14.04

sudo apt-get install...

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I read about a security flaw in Git, which was fixed in version 2.2.1. I currently have Git 2.1.0 on my system (Ubuntu 14.10), and tried to reinstall it with apt. However, apt told me that I currently have the latest version.

The Git website does not have prebuilt versions for Linux. They say that you can install it with package managers. Without building from source, how would I install the latest version of Git?

Use the PPA from the maintainers of git on Ubuntu:

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

If you don't know what PPAs are, first read What are PPAs and how do I use them?

If you receive an error about add-apt-repository command not found you may need to add the python-software-properties package or software-properties-common depending on your Ubuntu version.

Ubuntu 14.04

sudo apt-get install software-properties-common

Ubuntu 13.10 or earlier

sudo apt-get install...
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Now install Git:

Verify Git is installed:

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Install Git on Mac OS X

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$ git --version git version 2.7.0 (Apple Git-66)

Apple actually maintain and ship their own fork of Git, but it tends to lag behind mainstream Git by several major versions. You may want to install a newer version of Git using one of the methods below:

Git for Mac Installer

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Download the latest Git for Mac installer.

Follow the prompts to install Git.

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$ git --version git version 2.9.2

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Questions:

My Current git version 1.7.9.5…

I need to upgrade to at least git 1.7.10 to have git clone command to work properly

I tried sudo add-apt-repository ppa:git-core/ppa for upgrading but resulted in this :

Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", line 125, in ppa_info = get_ppa_info_from_lp(user, ppa_name) File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/softwareproperties/ppa.py", line 80, in get_ppa_info_from_lp curl.perform() pycurl.error: (7, "couldn't connect to host")

What am I supposed to do to get the latest git installed (to upgrade)?

Answers:

The Ubuntu git maintainers team has a PPA just for that

ppa:git-core/ppa

Just do:

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

If add-apt-repository command is not found, install it first with

sudo apt-get install python-software-properties

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Introduction

Git is one of the most popular versions control system. You can manage your software code by monitoring changes, reverting back to previous versions of your code or create new branches for alternative code that you will be able to merge with your main code later on. This guide will help you install Git on Ubuntu 14.04.

What you’ll need

Before you begin this guide you’ll need the following:

Access to Ubuntu 14.04 terminal

Step 1 — Installing Git on Ubuntu

Option 1 – Installing Git With Apt

Ubuntu 14.04 already contains Git in default repositories. You can easily install it using the apt package manager. Firstly update it by running the following command:

sudo apt-get update

Note that version in the repositories might not be the newest one, you can check available versions with:

apt-cache policy git

An example output would be:

git: Installed: (none) Candidate: 1:1.9.1-1ubuntu0.3 Version table: ...
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Update the packages before proceeding with installation.

root@linuxhelp:~# apt-get update Hit:1 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:2 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease Hit:3 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease Hit:4 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease Reading package lists... Done

Install the dependency packages.

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Git isn’t usually set up by default on your computer, so you need to install and configure it before you can start using it to manage your code. It’s important to keep Git up to date, just like all the other software on your machine. Updates protect you from security vulnerabilities, fix bugs, and give you access to new features.

The recommended method of installing and maintaining Git is provided for three major platforms below.

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Introduction

An indispensable tool in modern software development is some kind of version control system. Version control systems allow you to keep track of your software at the source level. You can track changes, revert to previous stages, and branch to create alternate versions of files and directories. One of the most popular version control systems is git, a distributed version control system. Many projects maintain their files in a git repository, and sites like GitHub and Bitbucket have made sharing and contributing to code simple and valuable. In this guide, we will demonstrate how to install git on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS instance. We will cover how to install the software in two different ways, each of which have benefits. This tutorial assumes you are signed in as a non-root user which you can learn how to create here.

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Problem: Ubuntu Won’t Upgrade to the Latest Git Version

I was running script that clone some git archives from GitHub and I got the following error:

But when I tried to upgrade git, Ubuntu told me I already had the latest version:

But I didn’t actually have the latest version.

Solution: Add the Software Source for the Ubuntu Git Maintainers Team

To get the very latest version of git, you need to add the PPA (Personal Package Archive) from the Ubuntu Git Maintainers Team to your Software Source list. Do that with the add-apt-repository command to add the PPA:

Then update the source list and upgrade git:

Now you should be all set.

Tip: add-apt-repository Command not Found

When I first tried this, I got a “command not found” error:

If you get the same error, see this related article for the quick fix: Ubuntu Missing add-apt-repository...

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Introduction

An indispensable tool in modern software development is some kind of version control system. Version control systems allow you to keep track of your software at the source level. You can track changes, revert to previous stages, and branch to create alternate versions of files and directories.

One of the most popular version control systems is git, a distributed version control system. Many projects maintain their files in a git repository, and sites like GitHub and Bitbucket have made sharing and contributing to code simple and valuable.

In this guide, we will demonstrate how to install git on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS instance. We will cover how to install the software in two different ways, each of which have benefits.

This tutorial assumes you are signed in as a non-root user which you can learn how to create here.

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