Install Git 2.9.0 from source on RHEL 7.x
These are the Terminal commands I recently used (June 2016) to install Git 2.9.0 from source on RHEL 7.x. I ran this in a VirtualBox VM after a fresh install from the ISO.
You mileage will vary as the yum packages are updated over time. The
yum install line below should include all the dependencies, at least it did for me. Depending upon how often you use
yum update you may need to run
yum --enablerepo=base clean metadata as
su before you run the following commands.
cd ~/Downloads su yum install autoconf cpio curl-devel expat-devel gcc gettext-devel make openssl-devel perl-ExtUtils-MakeMaker zlib-devel wget -O v2.9.0.tar.gz https://github.com/git/git/archive/v2.9.0.tar.gz