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
- Method 1 : via ppa
- Method 2 : via tar file
Method 1Step 1: Add the Official PPA provided by GIT
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:git-core/ppaStep 2: Update the Repository
sudo apt-get updateStep 3: Install GIT 2.8.4
sudo apt-get install git
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.gzStep 2:Extract the package and configure it
tar -xvzf git-2.8.4.tar.gz
./configurestep 3: Compile the git
make && make installNote : if you encounterd any error while using the make command install the below package and once again compile
apt-get install libssl-devCheck the version installed or not