I want to upgrade git using the source repository within Ubuntu. As you note, the last stable version is 2.0.2, but I have 1.9.4.

I cloned the git repository, but I'm not sure how to continue.

I want to do that in some way I can understand how to interact with the branches and tags of the repository, so I am not searching solutions of this type.

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    The next step is to compile git - try following the git online documentation, which is generally rather good. If you have difficulties try to seek help at StackOverflow, this is not really an Ubuntu related issue. – Luís de Sousa Jul 31 '14 at 13:34

Install Git via once and you will be always have last updates.

Just run this commands to install/upgrade current version:

sudo apt-get install python-software-properties
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:git-core/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install git

After that you should have this result:

$ git --version 
git version 2.0.4
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    that worked. thanks. The official page git-scm.com/download/linux does not have this information. It just says to run the install command. If i do that on my 64bit 14.04 Ubuntu , it just says "git is already the newest version.", which is not true. – faizal Sep 22 '14 at 7:19
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    Helped my with windows-linux-subsystem too. since otherwise it only installs git 1.9 with apt-get install git – vittore Aug 11 '16 at 19:40

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