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Installing git with no idea about machine configuration

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http://serverfault.com – I have a user account on a Linux server (x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu, according to this). It apparently has no package managers in the $PATH (yum, apt-get, pkg, pkg-add, emerge, pacman), and it does not have cc. (edit by the way, this is a shared hosting server. so the tech support people were just following scripts when I tried to ask them for advice. they also wanted to upsell me to their VPS package, which I don't need or want) I would like to install git into ~/bin. It's not necessary that I do so, but it sure would make my life a lot easier. However, all of the instructions I've found o (HowTos)