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Git: Installing Git on Centos 5

April 15th, 2009 by jeremychone

Make sure you have the EPEL Repository installed in your yum repository, do the following:

> rpm -Uvh

Install Git with

> yum install git

You should get something like:

 Package                 Arch       Version          Repository        Size
 git                     x86_64    epel              3.5 M
Installing for dependencies:
 perl-Error              noarch     1:0.17010-1.el5  epel               26 k
 perl-Git                x86_64    epel               16 k

Transaction Summary
Install      3 Package(s)
Update       0 Package(s)
Remove       0 Package(s)

Total download size: 3.5 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y

Make sure the git package comes from EPEL and not RPMForge. If it comes from RPMForge, then, install yum-priorities:

> yum install priorities

Make sure that yum-priorities is enabled by editing the /etc/yum/pluginconf.d/priorities.conf file, and ensuring that it contains the following lines:


Add a priority=3 line in the /etc/yum.repos.d/rpmforge.repo
Add a priority=1 lines in each of the three repo sections in the /etc/yum.repos.d/elrepo.repo

Then, do the “yum install git”

5 Responses to “Git: Installing Git on Centos 5”

  1. Phil Says:


    You seem to have confused the and EPEL repositories. They are not one and the same.

  2. jeremychone Says:

    @Phil, you are right. Fixed it. Tx.

  3. Alan Says:

    Only 50% fixed, so far.

    “Make sure the git package comes from elrepo and not RPMForge.”

    sed ’s/elrepo/epel/’ please. ;-)

  4. jeremychone Says:

    @Alan, tx, fixed it. I think I am at 100% now. Wow, that was hard ;)

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