Git 1.6.5.8

An maintenance release Git 1.6.5.8 is available at the usual places:

http://www.kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/
git-1.6.5.8.tar.{gz,bz2}                      (source tarball)
git-htmldocs-1.6.5.8.tar.{gz,bz2}             (preformatted docs)
git-manpages-1.6.5.8.tar.{gz,bz2}             (preformatted docs)

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

RPMS/$arch/git-*-1.6.5.8-1.fc11.$arch.rpm     (RPM)

Git v1.6.5.8 Release Notes

Fixes since v1.6.5.7

  • “git count-objects” did not handle packfiles that are bigger than 4G on
    platforms with 32-bit off_t.

  • “git rebase -i” did not abort cleanly if it failed to launch the editor.

  • “git blame” did not work well when commit lacked the author name.

  • “git fast-import” choked when handling a tag that points at an object
    that is not a commit.

  • “git reset –hard” did not work correctly when GIT_WORK_TREE environment
    variable is used to point at the root of the true work tree.

  • “git grep” fed a buffer that is not NUL-terminated to underlying
    regexec().

  • “git checkout -m other” while on a branch that does not have any commit
    segfaulted, instead of failing.

  • “git branch -a other” should have diagnosed the command as an error.

Other minor documentation updates are also included.

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