Can't seem to install Git 1.8 unto EC2 for Stash install

Wondering if you guys have run into this issue before. EC2 has git 1.4.2 installed and when I installed via make git --version still says git 1.4.2.

So how do you install git 1.8 unto an EC2 instance? thanks!

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What operating system is installed in your instance?

Also, how are you installing git?

If it's CentOS, I assume your making it from the tarball available from Git?

Using the EC2 Linux (CentOS clone) from Amazon.

I just noticed that I didn't have automake installed and thats why the manual make install didn't work.

Trying this will let you know what happens.
$ yum install curl-devel expat-devel gettext-devel \
  openssl-devel zlib-devel

When you have all the necessary dependencies, you can go ahead and grab the latest snapshot from the Git web site:
Then, compile and install:

$ tar -zxf git-
$ cd git-
$ make all (removed prefix)
$ sudo make install (removed prefix)
After this is done, you can also get Git via Git itself for updates: $ git clone git://

UPDATE: No luck with above. I've tried with prefix=/usr/bin/ as wella nd nothing. git --version continues to give a -bash: /usr/bin/git: No such file or directory error.

Anyone know of a yum for this?

So i ended up manually installing and it was installing into /usr/local/bin/ rather then /usr/bin/git. I symlinked it over and seems to be working now.

symlinked with: ln -s /usr/local/bin/git /us/bin/git

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