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).

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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
  • 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 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/


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.


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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