I'm Linux ignorant. We're using CentOS and I have a need to install something called git-up and I understand that package managers are how you install everything onto Linux. CentOS has yum but the package I want is not coming back in searches.

What do I do now? I assume it has some kind of package source registry, but can I connect to any? Where are they? How do I find one that has what I need?


git-up is a ruby gem, not a yum package.

Install it by issuing this command gem install git-up

  • gem is not installed (command not found) so I have to yum install gem first? – Luke Puplett Nov 21 '14 at 14:42
  • @LukePuplett - Should be installed when ruby is installed. Ruby should be in your yum repository. – Nifle Nov 21 '14 at 14:43
  • Okay lots of ruby stuff on the screen, is there a website for yum? I'm a VS.NET dev, we have NuGet package manager, we visit a site to research the right package get its ID, then we return to the CLI to install it. – Luke Puplett Nov 21 '14 at 14:47
  • @LukePuplett - Read: bonusbits.com/main/HowTo:Install_Ruby_on_CentOS If you get stuck ask a new question with your problems. – Nifle Nov 21 '14 at 14:51
  • Thanks so much for your help. It's getting exhausting, I might just code what I need and run it on a Windows VM. – Luke Puplett Nov 21 '14 at 15:02

Please try searching the package using the below command

To search for a specific package by name

su -c 'yum list git'

To search for all packages that include files called git

su -c 'yum provides git'

To list all packages with names that begin with tsc

su -c 'yum list git\*'

Also I checked in Google and got the link that explains that EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) repository will be need to install git. For further details refer the link below


  • Thanks, I think (its hard when I don't know what I'm talking about) Nifle is on the right track, since git is installed, I need this little helper widget thing. – Luke Puplett Nov 21 '14 at 14:42

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