Building Git 1.8 on Centos 6

We use Centos as a VM for development. Intellij IDEA was complaining about the 1.7.1 version from the Centos distro, requiring 1.7.1.1. Picky. So I grabbed the git source: $ git clone https://github.com/git/git $ cd git $ make ... http-push.c:920: error: ‘xml_cdata’...