Re: upgarding GIT
- Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2017 13:07:45 -0400
- From: Todd Zullinger <tmz@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: upgarding GIT
Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason wrote:
On Mon, Aug 07 2017, James Wells jotted:
I am fairly new to git, however I have a challenge of upgrading git
from 2.0.4 to 2.4.12 and my initial 2.0.4 install was done via TAR
BALL on my server.
I have a centos server running git and Atlassian STASH and my
challenge is for me to upgrade the STASH application I need to move
to a newer version of git.
Which release of CentOS are you using James? And what git version is
required for the Atlassian Stash (which is now called Bitbucket)
release you're trying to use? IIRC, they support as far back as git
You're going to want to install git via RPM/yum. CentOS already has a
package for it.
Indeed. (But I'm biased because I would never, ever install software
via 'sudo make install' on anything other than a throw-away test
The one problem folks run into on CentOS/RHEL is that the versions may
be somewhat old. CentOS/RHEL 6 ships with git 1.7.1, for instance.
CentOS/RHEL 7 is only a little newer, with git 1.8.3. There are
"software collections" which provide git 1.9¹ and 2.9², but personally
I've never liked using software collections for software that I need
to integrate with other tools.
For users of CentOS/RHEL who want to run the current git release in a
packaged form, the Fedora git package maintainers take care to ensure
that the Fedora packages can be built for the current supported
releases of CentOS/RHEL (6 & 7 at the moment). Grabbing the current
code and/or srpm from Fedora should (almost³) always build cleanly
using the mock build tool for CentOS/RHEL.
I also try to keep a semi-official COPR repo up to date, here:
(Even as the primary maintainer of that repo, I'd still suggest that
it's wise to either mirror it locally or rebuild the srpm's in your
own infrastructure, to ensure that if the copr service is ever down
you can reinstall important systems.)
³ Right now, there's a slight issue building the current git for
CentOS 7 because RHEL 7.4 moved the pcre2 package from EPEL into
RHEL and CentOS 7.4 is not yet built. The Fedora packages are
built against pcre2 now (thanks Ævar ;). So for a few weeks it
won't be possible to build them for CentOS 7 without a minor change.
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