Git (also and

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)

Two fixes to segfaulting bugs in this release have also been merged to
produce maintenance releases for older codebase, and,
primarily for people who do not want to have .2 in the third digit of the
version of git they use for whatever reason 😉

Git v1.7.2.1 Release Notes

Fixes since v1.7.2

  • “git instaweb” wasn’t useful when your Apache was installed under a
    name other than apache2 (e.g. “httpd”).

  • Similarly, “git web—browse” (invoked by “git help -w”) learned that
    chrome browser is sometimes called google-chrome.

  • An overlong line after “.gitdir: ” in a git file caused out of bounds
    access to an array on the stack.

  • “git config –path conf.var” to attempt to expand a variable conf.var
    that uses “~/” short-hand segfaulted when $HOME environment variable
    was not set.

  • Documentation on Cygwin failed to build.

  • The error message from “git pull blarg” when blarg is an unknown
    remote name has been improved.

And other minor fixes and documentation updates.

Changes since v1.7.2 are as follows:

Brandon Casey (1): use printf instead of echo to print commit message

Dan McGee (3):
      git-instaweb: Fix custom apache log placement
      git-instaweb: Fix Apache environment variable passing
      git-instaweb: Don't assume Apache executable is named apache2

Greg Brockman (1):
      Check size of path buffer before writing into it

Johannes Sixt (1):
      t3700-add: fix dependence on stdout and stderr buffering

Jon Seymour (1):
      INSTALL: configure /etc/xml/catalog to build docs on Cygwin

Jonathan Nieder (1):
      config --get --path: check for unset $HOME

Junio C Hamano (3):

Matthieu Moy (1):
      Clarify help message when no remote is specified in fetch/pull.

Nathan W. Panike (1):
      Add a google-chrome option for web--browse

Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy (1):
      git-read-tree.txt: acknowledge the directory matching bug in sparse checkout

Stephen Boyd (2):
      request-pull.txt: Document -p option
      commit: remove full stop from usage help for -u

Thomas Rast (5):
      Cast execl*() NULL sentinels to (char *)
      Document receive.denyDeleteCurrent
      Documentation/git-push: Explain status output in more detail
      Fix 'git' wrapper usage string
      Makefile: add check-docs exception for gitrevisions

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