Install Git on Centos 5 - Install EPEL on Centos

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To install Git on a Centos server you need to install something called EPEL first.

This is an extra repository of apps which you need to have accessible in order to install Git.

I tried other tutorials on the net that were quite extensive but didn’t work. In the end its just two commands:

  1. Install EPEL: ```

rpm -Uvh

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2. Install Git + Git Daemon

yum install git git-daemon

For me to get it to work, I had to manually change the epel.repo file because I had created a non functional one previously. I got the warning:

warning: /etc/yum.repos.d/epel.repo created as /etc/yum.repos.d/epel.repo.rpmnew

So I just did the following:

cd /etc/yum.repos.d/ mv epel.repo epel.repo.old mv epel.repo.rpmnew epel.repo


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