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#1 2014-11-06 16:08:29

OrganizedFellow
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Registered: 2014-09-02
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Can't update git from 1.7

I've done the following, yet my git --version is still on 1.7.10.4

Step 1: Add the Official PPA provided by GIT
$sudo add-apt-repository ppa:git-core/ppa

Step 2: Update the Repository
$sudo apt-get update

Step 3: Install GIT 1.9.1
$sudo apt-get install git

My server is running 2.1.1.

How do I properly update my git?

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#2 2014-11-06 16:13:06

damo
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Re: Can't update git from 1.7

Ubuntu is NOT Debian, so adding ppa's is always risky regarding system breakage. With that Duty of Care warning out of the way ( wink ) did you add the ppa key?


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#3 2014-11-06 16:18:21

porkpiehat
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Registered: 2012-10-02
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Re: Can't update git from 1.7

OrganizedFellow wrote:

How do I properly update my git?

Git 1.9.1 is in wheezy backports. Installing from backports is much safer than trying to use a ppa.

https://packages.debian.org/wheezy-backports/git

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