I am trying to install git on a SUSE linux server that, to all intents and purposes, doesn't have internet access. It would appear that I also need to install some dependencies for git.

Is there a straightforward way of creating a package that contains git along with all its dependencies on another machine that I can the copy over to this server to install from?


Just download git.tar.gz unpack-configure-compile

  • Git is reasonably self-sufficient, but does depend on a few external programs and libraries. Git can be used without most of them by adding the approriate "NO_=YesPlease" to the make command line or config.mak file.

    • "zlib", the compression library. Git won't build without it.

    • "ssh" is used to push and pull over the net.

    • A POSIX-compliant shell is required to run many scripts needed for everyday use (e.g. "bisect", "pull").

    • "Perl" version 5.8 or later is needed to use some of the features (e.g. preparing a partial commit using "git add -i/-p", interacting with svn repositories with "git svn"). If you can live without these, use NO_PERL.

    • "openssl" library is used by git-imap-send to use IMAP over SSL. If you don't need it, use NO_OPENSSL.

      By default, git uses OpenSSL for SHA1 but it will use it's own library (inspired by Mozilla's) with either NO_OPENSSL or BLK_SHA1. Also included is a version optimized for PowerPC (PPC_SHA1).

    • "libcurl" library is used by git-http-fetch and git-fetch. You might also want the "curl" executable for debugging purposes. If you do not use http:// or https:// repositories, you do not have to have them (use NO_CURL).

    • "expat" library; git-http-push uses it for remote lock management over DAV. Similar to "curl" above, this is optional (with NO_EXPAT).

    • "wish", the Tcl/Tk windowing shell is used in gitk to show the history graphically, and in git-gui. If you don't want gitk or git-gui, you can use NO_TCLTK.


Please find below the Steps I followed to install Git without internet access on the system

  1. Download the desired tarball from below link, on your PC/Laptop https://www.kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/ I used the Git-2.8, as the customer requirement was to have version >= Git-2.74

  2. Connect to remote Linux system (via winscp or nay other remote connectivity tool). And Place/Move the downloaded git-XXXXXX.tar.gz file on desired location on the linux system where you want to install ‘git’. I placed it in Directory: /var/opt/teradata/packages/Package/GIT/

  3. From command prompt go to the directory where you placed the above file and run below command to untar the package tar -xvzf git-2.8.0.tar.gz CD into the directory that is newly created because of untar command above. cd git-2.8.0/

  4. Verify that all the needed files and directories have been uncompressed into the above folder ls -ltr

  5. Set the Path and Prefix variables with commands below.

    export PATH=$PATH:/var/opt/teradata/packages/Package/GIT/git-2.8.0
    make prefix=/usr/local/git all
    echo $CC
  6. Run Below command to check the preinstall configuration checks ./configure

  7. Run Below command to install. make install

  8. Now see it work with below command git --version


Offline Install git on SLES 12 SP2 using SDK ISO

If you do not have direct access to the remote/online SLES zypper repositories, you can add SDK ISO as repository. Some packages are available in this ISO.

1) Download SLE-12-SP2-SDK-DVD-x86_64-GM-DVD1.iso from https://download.suse.com/Download?buildid=g3e7P21X6Lw~ (It requires sign-up). You can also find your desired ISO sdk at https://download.suse.com

2) Copy & transfer downloaded file to the SLES machine. (here we transfer it to /temp/SLE-12-SP2-SDK-DVD-x86_64-GM-DVD1.iso)

3) Add ISO as Zypper repository

zypper ar iso:/?iso=/temp/SLE-12-SP2-SDK-DVD-x86_64-GM-DVD1.iso sdk_dvd

4) install git

zypper install git-core

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