The latest maintenance release Git is available at the
usual places:
git-{gz,bz2}                      (source tarball)
git-htmldocs-{gz,bz2}             (preformatted docs)
git-manpages-{gz,bz2}             (preformatted docs)

The RPM binary packages for a few architectures are found in:

RPMS/$arch/git-*-$arch.rpm     (RPM)

Hopefully this will be the last update to the 1.6.5.X series before the
upcoming feature release (1.6.6). It fixes a security issue, and users of
older 1.6.5.X series are strongly recommended to update to this version.

Git v1.6.5.6 Release Notes

Fixes since v1.6.5.5

  • “git add -p” had a regression since v1.6.5.3 that broke deletion of
    non-empty files.

  • “git archive -o — Makefile” produced an archive in
    but in POSIX tar format.

  • Error message given to “git pull –rebase” when the user didn’t give
    enough clue as to what branch to integrate with still talked about
    “merging with” the branch.

  • Error messages given by “git merge” when the merge resulted in a
    fast-forward still were in plumbing lingo, even though in v1.6.5
    we reworded messages in other cases.

  • The post-upload-hook run by upload-pack in response to “git fetch” has
    been removed, due to security concerns (the hook first appeared in

Changes since v1.6.5.5 are as follows:

Jan Krüger (1):
      pull: clarify advice for the unconfigured error case

Jeff King (1):
      add-interactive: fix deletion of non-empty files

Junio C Hamano (3):
      Remove post-upload-hook
      Fix archive format with -- on the command line

Matthieu Moy (2):
      merge-recursive: make the error-message generation an extern function
      builtin-merge: show user-friendly error messages for fast-forward too.

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