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
    Commented Jul 29, 2015 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
    Commented Jul 29, 2015 at 16:24
  • andol is right, I would like to use the "push to deploy" feature that is new with Git 2.3
    – Oliver
    Commented Jul 30, 2015 at 9:27

13 Answers 13


You could use a IUS repository (https://ius.io/) as provided on Git official site here or here. It contains prebuilt binaries for x86_64.

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).

Note: some users report that there is no more package called git2u. You can also try packages git222 or git224 in that case. Note: git2u is no longer valid. You can check in github for the latest IUS Git version. https://github.com/search?q=org%3Aiusrepo+topic%3Arpm+git&s=updated&type=repositories It worked for me using "sudo yum install git236".

Another option would be to use another RPM repository (i386 & x86_64):

sudo yum -y install https://packages.endpointdev.com/rhel/7/os/x86_64/endpoint-repo.x86_64.rpm
sudo yum install git

Note 2: as reported @alaindeseine in comments there is an issue accessing https://centos7.iuscommunity.org/ius-release.rpm. In that case use https://repo.ius.io/ius-release-el7.rpm

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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. Commented Mar 7, 2017 at 21:19
  • 3
    Just want note that it might not be secure to use 3rd party repos. Here is a blog post dealing with that issue.
    – robsch
    Commented Jun 12, 2017 at 14:47
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    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
    Commented Jun 15, 2020 at 7:46
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    It seems that the new instruction for setting up ius is: ius.io/setup. Also there is no package called git2u anymore. The new name should be git224: yum install git224 works for me.
    – jdhao
    Commented Mar 27, 2021 at 11:39
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    Works for me, but need to replace rpm -U https://centos7.iuscommunity.org/ius-release.rpm by yum install https://repo.ius.io/ius-release-el7.rpm Commented Apr 20, 2022 at 9:09

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/


What is working for me for CentOS 7:

yum install \
https://repo.ius.io/ius-release-el7.rpm \

yum remove git
yum install git236


  • 2
    As of June 2022 the last line should be yum install git236.
    – Yerke
    Commented Jun 22, 2022 at 5:57
  • 1
    @Yerke Thanks, verified here: repo.ius.io/7/x86_64/packages/g.
    – jdhao
    Commented Jun 22, 2022 at 6:14
  • What does git236 stand for? Is it for version 2.3.6? Commented Jan 7 at 8:44

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.


Red Hat maintains a software collection for Git 2.9:


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

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    This is nice but only for x86_64 basearch currently
    – BoeroBoy
    Commented Mar 2, 2020 at 9:14
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    and how to make scl binaries system wide defaults
    – mmv-ru
    Commented May 9, 2020 at 23:37

These days, a proper git package (not git2u) is available on endpoint:

yum -y install https://packages.endpointdev.com/rhel/7/os/x86_64/endpoint-repo.x86_64.rpm
yum -y install git

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.


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

If somebody is looking for an ansible script running on RHEL7:

    - name: Remove build-in GIT
        name: git
        state: absent
      become: true      

    - name: Download epel-release
        url: https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm
        dest: ~/epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm

    - name: Install epel-release 
        name: epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm
        state: present
      become: true

    - name: Download uis-release
        url: https://repo.ius.io/ius-release-el7.rpm
        dest: ~/ius-release-el7.rpm

    - name: Install uis-release
        name: ius-release-el7.rpm
        state: present
      become: true

    - name: Install git 224
        name: git224.x86_64
        state: present
      become: true 

If you are looking for some other git version, check available versions after installing uis-release using

sudo yum list git*
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    You can give the URL directly to the yum module. You don't need to download it in a separate play. Commented Sep 3, 2021 at 16:09

After CentOS 7 end of life maybe you get error when update repo. Last version Centos 7.9.2009 (Same as my case) Create file nano /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Vault.repo Fill the file

# C7.9.2009
name=CentOS-7.9.2009 - Base

name=CentOS-7.9.2009 - Updates

name=CentOS-7.9.2009 - Extras

name=CentOS-7.9.2009 - CentOSPlus

name=CentOS-7.9.2009 - CentOSPlus

then create file nano /etc/yum.repos.d/endpoint.repo fill the file with this :

name=End Point repository

then update with : yum update

install git : yum install git

 git                             x86_64         2.43.0-1.ep7          endpoint
Installing for dependencies:
 git-core                        x86_64         2.43.0-1.ep7          endpoint
 git-core-doc                    noarch         2.43.0-1.ep7          endpoint
 pcre2                           x86_64         10.23-2.el7           C7.9.2009-base
 perl-Error                      noarch         1:0.17020-2.el7       C7.9.2009-base
 perl-Git                        noarch         2.43.0-1.ep7          endpoint
 perl-TermReadKey                x86_64         2.30-20.el7           C7.9.2009-base

On RHEL 7.8, I got conflict errors when trying to yum upgrade 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

There is an official, made by RedHat, package with git 2.27 available for both x86_64 and ARM64 available in Software Collections.

You can install it with:

yum install -y centos-release-scl-rh
yum install -y rh-git227-git

Note that by design it is installed under /opt and is not in your PATH by default.

You can easily make it the preferred git binary f.e. with a symlink:

ln -s /opt/rh/rh-git227/root/usr/bin/git /usr/local/bin/git

UPDATE: oups, sorry, while this package is a worth consideration way to go, it’s not that easy to use software collections. You have to enable the collection, I will update the answer later.

  • source /opt/rh/rh-git227/enable Commented Dec 6, 2022 at 3:15

Here is the Steps to upgrade git on CentOS 7 which I have followed

$ sudo yum list git*

Installed Packages
git.x86_64                                                                                                                                                                       @base  
Available Packages  
git.x86_64     updates 
git-svn.x86_64     updates  
git236.x86_64       2.36.6-1.el7.ius     ius    
git236-all.noarch   2.36.6-1.el7.ius     ius    
git236-core.x86_64  2.36.6-1.el7.ius     ius    

Choose from above git pkg list e.g git236

$ sudo yum shell
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks
> erase git
> install git236
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * base: linux.mirrors.es.net
 * epel: mirrors.sonic.net
 * extras: centos-distro.cavecreek.net
 * updates: mirror.team-cymru.com
> run
--> Running transaction check
---> Package git.x86_64 0: will be erased
--> Processing Dependency: git = for package: perl-Git-
---> Package git236.x86_64 0:2.36.6-1.el7.ius will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: perl-Git = 2.36.6-1.el7.ius for package: git236-2.36.6-1.el7.ius.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: git-core-doc = 2.36.6-1.el7.ius for package: git236-2.36.6-1.el7.ius.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: git-core = 2.36.6-1.el7.ius for package: git236-2.36.6-1.el7.ius.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: perl(Git::I18N) for package: git236-2.36.6-1.el7.ius.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: perl(Git) for package: git236-2.36.6-1.el7.ius.x86_64
--> Running transaction check
---> Package git236-core.x86_64 0:2.36.6-1.el7.ius will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: libpcre2-8.so.0()(64bit) for package: git236-core-2.36.6-1.el7.ius.x86_64
---> Package git236-core-doc.noarch 0:2.36.6-1.el7.ius will be installed
---> Package git236-perl-Git.noarch 0:2.36.6-1.el7.ius will be installed
---> Package perl-Git.noarch 0: will be erased
--> Running transaction check
---> Package pcre2.x86_64 0:10.23-2.el7 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

 Package                                               Arch                                         Version                                                   Repository                                   Size
 git236                                                x86_64                                       2.36.6-1.el7.ius                                          ius                                          71 k
 git                                                   x86_64                                                                         @base                                        22 M
Installing for dependencies:
 git236-core                                           x86_64                                       2.36.6-1.el7.ius                                          ius                                         6.9 M
 git236-core-doc                                       noarch                                       2.36.6-1.el7.ius                                          ius                                         2.8 M
 git236-perl-Git                                       noarch                                       2.36.6-1.el7.ius                                          ius                                          46 k
 pcre2                                                 x86_64                                       10.23-2.el7                                               base                                        201 k
Removing for dependencies:
 perl-Git                                              noarch                                                                         @base                                        57 k

Transaction Summary
Install  1 Package (+4 Dependent packages)
Remove   1 Package (+1 Dependent package)

Total download size: 9.9 M
Is this ok [y/d/N]: y
Downloading packages:
warning: /var/cache/yum/x86_64/7/ius/packages/git236-2.36.6-1.el7.ius.x86_64.rpm: Header V4 RSA/SHA256 Signature, key ID 4b274df2: NOKEY                                      ]  0.0 B/s |    0 B  --:--:-- ETA 
Public key for git236-2.36.6-1.el7.ius.x86_64.rpm is not installed
(1/5): git236-2.36.6-1.el7.ius.x86_64.rpm                                                                                                                                                |  71 kB  00:00:00     
(2/5): git236-core-2.36.6-1.el7.ius.x86_64.rpm                                                                                                                                           | 6.9 MB  00:00:00     
(3/5): git236-core-doc-2.36.6-1.el7.ius.noarch.rpm                                                                                                                                       | 2.8 MB  00:00:00     
(4/5): git236-perl-Git-2.36.6-1.el7.ius.noarch.rpm                                                                                                                                       |  46 kB  00:00:00     
(5/5): pcre2-10.23-2.el7.x86_64.rpm                                                                                                                                                      | 201 kB  00:00:00     
Total                                                                                                                                                                           9.2 MB/s | 9.9 MB  00:00:01     
Retrieving key from file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-IUS-7
Importing GPG key 0x4B274DF2:
 Userid     : "IUS (7) <[email protected]>"
 Fingerprint: c958 7a09 a11f d706 4f0c a0f4 e558 0725 4b27 4df2
 Package    : ius-release-2-1.el7.ius.noarch (installed)
 From       : /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-IUS-7
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Running transaction check
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded
Running transaction
  Installing : pcre2-10.23-2.el7.x86_64                                                                                                                                                                     1/7 
  Installing : git236-core-2.36.6-1.el7.ius.x86_64                                                                                                                                                          2/7 
  Installing : git236-core-doc-2.36.6-1.el7.ius.noarch                                                                                                                                                      3/7 
  Installing : git236-perl-Git-2.36.6-1.el7.ius.noarch                                                                                                                                                      4/7 
  Installing : git236-2.36.6-1.el7.ius.x86_64                                                                                                                                                               5/7 
  Erasing    : perl-Git-                                                                                                                                                               6/7 
  Erasing    : git-                                                                                                                                                                    7/7 
  Verifying  : pcre2-10.23-2.el7.x86_64                                                                                                                                                                     1/7 
  Verifying  : git236-core-doc-2.36.6-1.el7.ius.noarch                                                                                                                                                      2/7 
  Verifying  : git236-core-2.36.6-1.el7.ius.x86_64                                                                                                                                                          3/7 
  Verifying  : git236-2.36.6-1.el7.ius.x86_64                                                                                                                                                               4/7 
  Verifying  : git236-perl-Git-2.36.6-1.el7.ius.noarch                                                                                                                                                      5/7 
  Verifying  : git-                                                                                                                                                                    6/7 
  Verifying  : perl-Git-                                                                                                                                                               7/7 

  git.x86_64 0:                                                                                                                                                                                   

Dependency Removed:
  perl-Git.noarch 0:                                                                                                                                                                              

  git236.x86_64 0:2.36.6-1.el7.ius                                                                                                                                                                              

Dependency Installed:
  git236-core.x86_64 0:2.36.6-1.el7.ius               git236-core-doc.noarch 0:2.36.6-1.el7.ius               git236-perl-Git.noarch 0:2.36.6-1.el7.ius               pcre2.x86_64 0:10.23-2.el7              

Finished Transaction
> quit
Leaving Shell

Check/validate git version after upgrade.

$ git --version
git version 2.36.6

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