This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to install Git 2.38 on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Alma Linux 9, Fedora 36, and Linux Mint 21.
What is GIT?
Git is a distributed version control system (DVCS) used for software development. It is based on the concepts of version control and allows for multiple collaborators to work on a project.
Git is free and open-source software, released under GNU General Public License Version 2.0, and developed by the Git Foundation.
What’s New in GIT 2.38?
For a complete changelog refer to the release notes.
How to Install GIT 2.38 On Ubuntu / Linux Mint?
Git Can be installed on Debian-based and RPM Based systems from the source file and via repositories also.
- Method 1: Via Official PPA (Applicable for Deb-based systems)
- Method 2: Via Source File (Applicable for All distributions)
Method 1: Via Official PPA
Step 1: Add the Official PPA
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:git-core/ppa
Step 2: Install Git 2.38
sudo apt install git
Method 2: Via Source File
Step 1: Install the required dependencies before proceeding
yum install openssl-devel curl-devel expat-devel gettext-devel zlib-devel perl-ExtUtils-MakeMaker gcc make
Step 2: Download the Git 2.38.0 tar file from the downloads page or use the below command
Step 3: Extract the tar file and configure the GIT
tar -xf git-2.38.0.tar.gz -C /opt
cd /opt/git-2.38.0 && make prefix=/usr/local all install
Step 4: Verify the GIT Installation
For uninstallation of Git run the below command
sudo apt remove git
sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:git-core/ppa
From this tutorial, you have learned how to download and install Git 2.38.0 on Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, AlmaLinux 9, Rocky Linux 9, and Linux Mint 21
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