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Awesome Open Source

Ansible Role: Git


Installs Git, a distributed version control system, on any RHEL/CentOS or Debian/Ubuntu Linux system.



Role Variables

Available variables are listed below, along with default values (see defaults/main.yml):

workspace: /root

Where certain files will be downloaded and adjusted prior to git installation, if needed.

git_enablerepo: ""

This variable, a well as git_packages, will be used to install git via a particular yum repo if git_install_from_source is false (CentOS only). Any additional repositories you have installed that you would like to use for a newer/different Git version.

  - git

The specific Git packages that will be installed. By default, only git is installed, but you could add additional git-related packages like git-svn if desired.

git_install_from_source: false
git_install_path: "/usr"
git_version: "2.26.0"

Whether to install Git from source; if set to true, git_version is required and will be used to install a particular version of git (see all available versions here:, and git_install_path defines where git should be installed.

git_install_from_source_force_update: false

If git is already installed at and older version, force a new source build. Only applies if git_install_from_source is true.



Example Playbook

- hosts: servers
    - { role: geerlingguy.git }



Author Information

This role was created in 2014 by Jeff Geerling, author of Ansible for DevOps.

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