Install updated git version on RHEL6
Github doesn't support the version of git that comes with RHEL6. Here are the commands I used to get a supported version installed:
$ sudo rhn-channel --add --channel=rhel-x86_64-server-optional-6 $ sudo yum install http://pkgs.repoforge.org/git/git-126.96.36.199-1.el6.rfx.x86_64.rpm http://pkgs.repoforge.org/git/perl-Git-188.8.131.52-1.el6.rfx.x86_64.rpm
The annoying part to this was finding the rhn-channel command to enable the optional repo. Most places I looked online wanted me to do this
but my RHEL server wasn't subscribed to that channel for it to be enabled.