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Installing git from source on RHEL 5.8

  • March 28, 2012
  •   category: linux
  • tags: git, redhat-2, source-installation

No big thing just trying to install git since it is not in the default corporate yum repositories.

First problem it fails missing zlib.h so go grab your zlib-devel package.

The next one was more subtle, it configures and makes happily enough, but when you go to use it… bang!

[virtuser@sss01 ~]$ git clone https://sgwilbur@github.com/sgwilbur/database-scripts.git
Cloning into 'database-scripts'...
fatal: Unable to find remote helper for 'https'

what-the-huh ?

A bit of google magic, even though I have curl as required I did not have curl-devel… sigh

Install curl-devel with your favorite package manager and you should be ready to configure, make, sudo make install again with a working git client!

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