I finally got it installed after spending hours of web research. This is
the command I had to use:
$ rpm -Uvh http://repo.webtatic.com/yum/centos/5/latest.rpm
$ yum install --disableexcludes=main --enablerepo=webtatic git-all
But then I get stuck on the next set of instructions:
first, $ sudo adduser git
results in: sudo: useradd: command not found
someone on stackoverflow suggested I run this instead:
$sudo /usr/sbin/useradd git
that seemed to work, too bad it wasn't in the documentation. Each step here is
taking many hours for me.
Next it says, "Next, you need to add some developer SSH public keys to the
authorized_keys file for that user. Let’s assume you’ve received a few keys by
e-mail and saved them to temporary files.:
Unfortunately I haven't received any by email. (??) I'm trying to set this up
but this is a deadend for me. Over the years I've installed many complex web
apps including Magento eCommerce, X-Cart, Kayako helpdesk, Xenforo and other
forum systems, WordPress, and many other apps. Why can't installing Git be as
easy as any of those? Keep in mind, Git can be used for documents and design
files, not just for the source code of UNIX developers. Unlike many other web
apps, it seems you have to be a very experienced UNIX sysadmin in order to get
this software installed.
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