Install Git 2.9.2 On Ubuntu / LinuxMint / Debian and CentOS

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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 2.9.2 On Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS ,LinuxMint and CentOS 7 / 6

The Latest version of GIT is 2.9.2 which is a stable version and it is released on 21st July 2016


  • A fix merged to v2.9.1 had a few tests that are not meant to be run on platforms without 64-bit long, which caused unnecessary test failures on them because we didn't detect the platform and skip them. These tests are now skipped on platforms that they are not applicable to.

Installation steps 

Method 1 : via ppa -- For DEBIAN based distr
Method 2 : via tar file - For ALL

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 2.9.2
sudo apt-get install git

Method 2

Download the tar file from the official site or use wget
Step 2:Extract the package and configure it
tar -xvzf git-2.9.2.tar.gz
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

For Debian distributions

apt-get install libssl-dev

For CentOS

yum install openssl-devel curl-devel expat-devel gettext-devel zlib-devel perl-ExtUtils-MakeMaker

Check the version installed or not
git --version
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