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Install highlight

You have to enable rpmforge and epel then:

 sudo yum install source-highlight highlight 

Configure GitWeb feature

In /etc/gitweb.conf, append:

 $feature{'highlight'}{'default'} = [1]; 


  1. Hi,

    What version of git you have? I have 1.7.1 and after installing both source-highlight and highlight and enabling '$feature{'highlight'}{'default'} = [1];' in gitweb.conf, I still don't get highlighting enabled in CentOS6.


  2. Hi,

    I too have CentOS 6.4 installed and my version of git is also 1.7.1 and I don't get it to work.


  3. Despite being the latest release CentOS 6.4 does rely on an older Git release (1.7.1 instead of 1.8.4). Apparently the included Gitweb doesn't support the highlighting feature and therefore will simply ignore it.

    You can work around this issue by replacing the old gitweb.cgi with a newer one (built from gitweb.perl) from the official Github-Repo.


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