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How to install GIT on Ubuntu 22.04

Hello, friends. In this post for newbies, you will learn how to install GIT on Ubuntu 22.04 Simple? Yes, but for those who just want to give Linux a try, it could be quite useful.

Introduction

Git is an open source, cross-platform distributed version control system (DVCS) that was initially developed by Linus Torvalds in 2005. Believe it or not, there are a staggering number of software projects that rely on Git for version control, including commercial and open-source projects.

This makes Git a must for every developer and professional involved in the software lifecycle.

So, it’s not too complex to install Git on Ubuntu 22.04, and today we’re going to demonstrate it for you

Install Git on Ubuntu 22.04

There are 3 methods to install Git on our system. So, the choice is up to you.

Method 1: Git through the official repositories of Ubuntu 22.04

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As Git is so important nowadays, it is present in the official Ubuntu repositories. Therefore, open a terminal and update the system

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Then simply run this command

sudo apt install git

Finally, check the version we have installed

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git --version
git version 2.34.1

This will complete the process. Personally, I would recommend this method for any user and especially for newbies.

Method 2: Installing Git using a PPA

The version included in the official Ubuntu repositories will eventually get old. And even though they are safe versions, sometimes it is convenient to have recent versions.

The best way is to add the git PPA and install from there. To complete this, open a terminal and after updating the whole system, add the PPA.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:git-core/ppa
sudo apt update
Install Git on Ubuntu 22.04 using the PPA
Install Git on Ubuntu 22.04 using the PPA

Next, install Git

sudo apt install git

And finally check the installed version

git --version
git version 2.37.2

The best thing about this method is that not only will we get a recent version, but we can update Git along with the system.

This is usually the recommended method for most users.

Method 3: Install Git by compiling your code

The third method is something more thought for advanced users because it takes more time and process.

So, in a terminal install all the dependencies

sudo apt install build-essential make libssl-dev libghc-zlib-dev libcurl4-gnutls-dev libexpat1-dev gettext

Then download with wget the source code of the latest stable version from Git which at the time of writing this post is 2.37.2 just find out which is the latest version and modify the command

cd /tmp/
wget -c https://mirrors.edge.kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/git-2.37.2.tar.gz

Then, unzip the file

tar xvzf git-2.37.2.tar.gz

Access the generated folder

cd git-2.37.2

And start the configuration:

sudo make prefix=/usr/local all
sudo make prefix=/usr/local install
Compiling the Git source code
Compiling the Git source code

At the end, you will have Git available.

git --version

So, we are ready.

Conclusion

Thanks to this post, you learned how to install Git on Ubuntu 22.04. It’s a post dedicated to newbies, but it’s good for everyone.

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