Git 1.6.6.2

The latest maintenance release Git 1.6.6.2 is available at the
usual places:

http://www.kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/
git-1.6.6.2.tar.{gz,bz2}                      (source tarball)
git-htmldocs-1.6.6.2.tar.{gz,bz2}             (preformatted docs)
git-manpages-1.6.6.2.tar.{gz,bz2}             (preformatted docs)

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

RPMS/$arch/git-*-1.6.6.2-1.fc11.$arch.rpm     (RPM)

Git v1.6.6.2 Release Notes

Fixes since v1.6.6.1

  • recursive merge didn’t correctly diagnose its own programming errors,
    and instead caused the caller to segfault.

  • The new “smart http” aware clients probed the web servers to see if
    they support smart http, but did not fall back to dumb http transport
    correctly with some servers.

  • “git archive HEAD — no-such-directory” produced an empty archive
    without complaining.

  • “git blame -L start,end — file” misbehaved when given a start that is
    larger than the number of lines in the file.

  • “git checkout -m” didn’t correctly call custom merge backend supplied
    by the end user.

  • “git config -f <file>” misbehaved when run from a subdirectory.

  • “git cvsserver” didn’t like having regex metacharacters (e.g. +) in
    CVSROOT environment.

  • “git fast-import” did not correctly handle large blobs that may
    bust the pack size limit.

  • “git gui” is supposed to work even when launched from inside a .git
    directory.

  • “git gui” misbehaved when applying a hunk that ends with deletion.

  • “git imap-send” did not honor imap.preformattedHTML as documented.

  • “git log” family incorrectly showed the commit notes unconditionally by
    mistake, which was especially irritating when running “git log –oneline”.

  • “git status” shouldn’t require an write access to the repository.

Other minor documentation updates are included.

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