I like to enable Git "Push to Deploy" on my CentOS 7 server. Currently I only can get Git via yum. I need a newer version.

Do I have to build it from source or is there any repo I can use? I alreay added EPEL and elrepo but yum still gives me Git

  • "Push to deploy" means to use git hooks that get active upon a push. What functionality regarding this are you missing in the EL7 git version? I am successfully using Git 1.7.1 on EL6 for many such tasks. – Sven Jul 29 '15 at 15:59
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    @Sven Based on the need for a newer git version I'd rather say that he is referring to the Git 2.3 "Push to deploy", which allows you to push to a non-bare repository, and also have its working directory updated - github.com/blog/1957-git-2-3-has-been-released – andol Jul 29 '15 at 16:24
  • andol is right, I would like to use the "push to deploy" feature that is new with Git 2.3 – Oliver Jul 30 '15 at 9:27

Building from source is quite straightforward. Digital Ocean has a nice guide on building Git from source on CentOS 7. Place the resulting binary in /usr/local/bin/ on your CentOS 7 system (which, by default, is included in your $PATH) and you're good to go.

Of course you would prefer packages/using the repo, however given your situation I would not hesitate building it myself.

For general information; Push to Deploy was introduced in Git 2.3.0. Make sure to use this version or above.


You could use a IUS repository (https://ius.io/) as provided on Git official site here: https://git-scm.com/download/linux

To do that, run (as root):

yum install epel-release
yum remove git
rpm -U https://centos7.iuscommunity.org/ius-release.rpm
yum install git2u

(centos7 can be replaced with centos6 or rhel{6,7} if you are not using CentOS).

Another option would be to use another RPM repository:

sudo yum -y install https://packages.endpoint.com/rhel/7/os/x86_64/endpoint-repo-1.7-1.x86_64.rpm
sudo yum install git
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    Definitely the method I would use, since you get a well-maintained RPM installed rather than whatever your build tools created. – Ken Williams Mar 7 '17 at 21:19
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    Just want note that it might not be secure to use 3rd party repos. Here is a blog post dealing with that issue. – robsch Jun 12 '17 at 14:47
  • @robsch I completely agree with that, and I never will use external repos if required packages would be provided in standard/ofiicial repos. As always, it's a trade off subject. Anyway, we always should follow the "think twice before you do" strategy. – lospejos Jun 12 '17 at 16:03
  • I got curl: (7) Failed to connect to centos7.iuscommunity.org port 443: Connection timed out on Amazon Linux AMI Does anyone know how to solve it? – Van Tho Jun 15 '20 at 7:46
  • @VanTho IUS site may be down, please see my addition in my answer below – lospejos Jun 15 '20 at 11:30

I have this approach for CentOS 7.2:

rpm -U http://opensource.wandisco.com/centos/7/git/x86_64/wandisco-git-release-7-2.noarch.rpm \
    && yum install -y git

At the moment I have 2.10.0 GIT version.

Or for CentOS 7.1 the same path but wandisco-git-release-7-1.noarch.rpm.

You may inspect available releases http://opensource.wandisco.com/centos/7/git/x86_64/


Red Hat maintains a software collection for Git 2.9:


This is the easiest and safest way to get Git 2.x on CentOS.

  • This is nice but only for x86_64 basearch currently – BoeroBoy Mar 2 '20 at 9:14
  • and how to make scl binaries system wide defaults – mmv-ru May 9 '20 at 23:37

The "Inline with Upstream Stable" (https://ius.io/) repo looks pretty good to me.

It has git 2.x rpms which play nicely with the rpm conflicts system.

You can find git rpms here:


I found the SCL (Software Collections) way to be more cumbersome. They're very careful not to interfere with the user who doesn't use them. A bit over careful in my opinion.


On RHEL 7.8, I got conflict errors when trying to yum upgarde git (from version 1.8 to 2.24):

Error: git224-core conflicts with git-
Error: git224 conflicts with git-
Error: git224-perl-Git conflicts with perl-Git-
You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem

To workaround this I used yum shell commands:

$ sudo yum shell
> erase git
> install git224
> run

    git.x86_64 0:                                                                     

  Dependency Removed:
    perl-Git.noarch 0:                                                                

    git224.x86_64 0:2.24.3-1.el7.ius                                                                  

  Dependency Installed:
    git224-core.x86_64 0:2.24.3-1.el7.ius            
    git224-core-doc.noarch 0:2.24.3-1.el7.ius       
    git224-perl-Git.noarch 0:2.24.3-1.el7.ius       

> quit

$ git --version
git version 2.24.3

Here are the steps for those who can't use non standard/external repositories on Centos 7.6.

These steps are also suitable to be placed in a Dockerfile (if you don't want to upgrade Centos version)

yum update -y
yum install wget which zlib-devel perl-devel -y
wget https://github.com/git/git/archive/v2.26.2.tar.gz -O /tmp/git.tar.gz
cd /tmp && tar -zxf git.tar.gz
cd /tmp/git-2.26.2
make configure
# ./configure # to overwrite your existing git and YUM managed git locations
./configure --prefix=/usr/local # standard way
make install
whereis git

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