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How do I upgrade Git on Ubuntu?

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marked as duplicate by Excellll, Kevin Panko, Matthew Williams, music2myear, Nifle Oct 15 '14 at 20:00

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If you want the latest git on your system, add this ppa in your software sources. Then install git-core if it wasn't done before, and update your system.

However I would suggest to upgrade to an unsupported package only if you require some specific features included only in the latest version.

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

If you already have it installed and everything is clean.

If you want the absolute newest version and that is not in the repositories, there is a guide to doing that here:

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that tutorial you linked worked great for me, thanks! – Andrew Oct 14 '09 at 23:43

Just to summarize:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:git-core/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
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It's not the newest question, but I found myself asking the same and the only thing that worked was installing from the github repositories following the guide from the git book, which I guess is the most reliable when it comes to updates and changes anyway.

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