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Bitbucket and GIT - What GIT do I install on BB server, Client, Server, etc Edited

I am setting up a new Bitbucket Server.  I see that it says GIT needs to be installed first.

I am going to install Bitbucket 5.5.0 64 bit on a RHEL 7 Server.

I looked at the Supported Platforms and see there is a GIT Client, GIT LFS Client, and GIT server.  I assume I need to install GIT Server.

If I run yum install git (Like Atlassian says to do) it shows its installing GIT but I can't tell if its the server or client.

Also, it shows its installing GIT v1.8.3.1-12.e17_4 from a rhel-7-server-rpms and a bunch of pear installers.  On Bitbucket's site I see it says its only compatible with a lot of 2.2.1+ versions. 

Perl also look to be installed with GIT but its version 4:5.16.3-292.e17.  What is the 4:?  Is this actually perl 5.16+?

I want to make sure I get the correct version and install type of GIT for Bitbucket before I install Bitbucket.  Any advice or info would be greatly appreciated.

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You're probably going to need to find a 3rd party Yum repository that has an updated Git package.  There may be a Fedora version new enough, but that's always a dice roll. Git is Git, so there isn't a Git server package. I would expect the Perl module dependencies will also be on the same Yum repo that you find Git on.

Since we do a lot of work with Bitbucket for our clients, many of which don't want 3rd party Yum repos set up, we have an rpm-build box for EL6 and EL7 and just roll our own packages from the  Git source. Fast moving packages always have this problem on RedHat based distros. Debian based distros are slightly better in this regard, but largely have the same problem.

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