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: http://git-scm.com/book/en/Git-on-the-Server-Setting-Up-the-Server 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. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Git for human beings" group. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msg/git-users/-/8-EDE3c3Jg4J. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to git-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/git-users?hl=en.