Install Git 2.8.4 On Ubuntu / LinuxMint / Debian Via PPA

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Git a free and opensource distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to large projects with speed and efficiency.It is a client for the Popular github.

In this tutorial I will show you how to install git 2.8.4 On Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS  and LinuxMint.

The Latest version of GIT is 2.8.4 which is a stable version and it is released on 8th June 2016


Installation steps 

  • Method 1 : via ppa
  • Method 2 : via tar file

Method 1

Step 1: Add the Official PPA provided by GIT
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:git-core/ppa
Step 2: Update the Repository
sudo apt-get update
Step 3: Install GIT 2.8.4
sudo apt-get install git

Method 2

Download the tar file from the official site or use wget
wget https://www.kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/git-2.8.4.tar.gz
Step 2:Extract the package and configure it
tar -xvzf git-2.8.4.tar.gz
./configure
step 3: Compile the git
make && make install
Note : if you encounterd any error while using the make command install the below package and once again compile
apt-get install libssl-dev
Check the version installed or not
git --version
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