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)

Git v1.7.6.1 Release Notes

Fixes since v1.7.6

  • Various codepaths that invoked zlib deflate/inflate assumed that these
    functions can compress or uncompress more than 4GB data in one call on
    platforms with 64-bit long, which has been corrected.

  • “git unexecutable” reported that “unexecutable” was not found, even
    though the actual error was that “unexecutable” was found but did
    not have a proper she-bang line to be executed.

  • Error exits from $PAGER were silently ignored.

  • “git checkout -b <branch>” was confused when attempting to create a
    branch whose name ends with “-g” followed by hexadecimal digits,
    and refused to work.

  • “git checkout -b <branch>” sometimes wrote a bogus reflog entry,
    causing later “git checkout -” to fail.

  • “git diff –cc” learned to correctly ignore binary files.

  • “git diff -c/–cc” mishandled a deletion that resolves a conflict, and
    looked in the working tree instead.

  • “git fast-export” forgot to quote pathnames with unsafe characters
    in its output.

  • “git fetch” over smart-http transport used to abort when the
    repository was updated between the initial connection and the
    subsequent object transfer.

  • “git fetch” did not recurse into submodules in subdirectories.

  • “git ls-tree” did not error out when asked to show a corrupt tree.

  • “git pull” without any argument left an extra whitespace after the
    command name in its reflog.

  • “git push –quiet” was not really quiet.

  • “git rebase -i -p” incorrectly dropped commits from side branches.

  • “git reset [<commit>] paths…” did not reset the index entry correctly
    for unmerged paths.

  • “git submodule add” did not allow a relative repository path when
    the superproject did not have any default remote url.

  • “git submodule foreach” failed to correctly give the standard input to
    the user-supplied command it invoked.

  • submodules that the user has never showed interest in by running
    “git submodule init” was incorrectly marked as interesting by “git
    submodule sync”.

  • “git submodule update –quiet” was not really quiet.

  • “git tag -l <glob>…” did not take multiple glob patterns from the
    command line.

Changes since v1.7.6 are as follows:

Alex Neronskiy (2):
      Fix documentation of fetch-pack that implies that the client can disconnect after sending wants.
      Document the underlying protocol used by shallow repositories and --depth commands.

Andrew Wong (1):
      rebase -i -p: include non-first-parent commits in todo list

Bert Wesarg (1):
      Documentation: clearly specify what refs are honored by core.logAllRefUpdates

Brandon Casey (2):
      t/t7407: demonstrate that the command called by 'submodule foreach' loses stdin preserve stdin for the command spawned by foreach

Brian Harring (1):
      get_indexed_object can return NULL if nothing is in that slot; check for it

Carlos Martín Nieto (1):
      Documentation: clarify the invalidated tree entry format

Clemens Buchacher (3):
      error_routine: use parent's stderr if exec fails
      propagate --quiet to send-pack/receive-pack
      notice error exit from pager

Dmitry Ivankov (1):
      doc/fast-import: clarify notemodify command

Emilio G. Cota (2):
      Documentation: ignore *.pdf files
      Documentation/Makefile: add *.pdf to `clean' target

Erik Faye-Lund (1):
      connect: correctly number ipv6 network adapter

Fredrik Kuivinen (1):
      Makefile: Track changes to LDFLAGS and relink when necessary

Heiko Voigt (2):
      add gitignore entry to description about how to write a builtin
      add technical documentation about ref iteration

Jack Nagel (1):
      Documentation: minor grammatical fix in rev-list-options.txt

Jakub Narebski (2):
      gitweb: Serve text/* 'blob_plain' as text/plain with $prevent_xss
      gitweb: Serve */*+xml 'blob_plain' as text/plain with $prevent_xss

Jeff King (10):
      combine-diff: split header printing into its own function
      combine-diff: calculate mode_differs earlier
      combine-diff: handle binary files as binary
      refactor get_textconv to not require diff_filespec
      combine-diff: respect textconv attributes
      tag: accept multiple patterns for --list
      docs: document --textconv diff option
      t7400: fix bogus test failure with symlinked trash
      fast-export: quote paths in output
      am: refresh the index at start and --resolved

Jens Lehmann (7):
      submodule add: test failure when url is not configured in superproject
      submodule add: allow relative repository path even when no url is set
      submodule add: clean up duplicated code
      fetch: Also fetch submodules in subdirectories in on-demand mode
      submodule add: always initialize .git/config entry
      tests: print failed test numbers at the end of the test run
      submodule: update and add must honor --quiet flag

Johannes Schindelin (1):
      get_pwd_cwd(): Do not trust st_dev/st_ino blindly

Jon Seymour (2):
      Add a test to check that git ls-tree sets non-zero exit code on error.
      Ensure git ls-tree exits with a non-zero exit code if read_tree_recursive fails.

Julian Phillips (1):
      remote-curl: Add a format check to parsing of info/refs

Junio C Hamano (29):
      diff-index --quiet: learn the "stop feeding the backend early" logic
      checkout -b &lt;name&gt;: correctly detect existing branch
      sha1_file.c: "legacy" is really the current format
      zlib wrapper: refactor error message formatter
      zlib: wrap remaining calls to direct inflate/inflateEnd
      zlib: wrap inflateInit2 used to accept only for gzip format
      zlib: wrap deflate side of the API
      zlib: wrap deflateBound() too
      zlib: zlib can only process 4GB at a time
      zlib: allow feeding more than 4GB in one go
      t/ skip gitweb tests when perl dependencies are not met
      cygwin: trust executable bit by default
      git-remote.txt: avoid sounding as if loose refs are the only ones in the world
      check-ref-format doc: de-emphasize the implementation detail of a ref
      git.txt: de-emphasize the implementation detail of a ref
      glossary: update description of "tag"
      glossary: update description of head and ref
      glossary: clarify description of HEAD
      submodule sync: do not auto-vivify uninteresting submodule
      "branch -d" can remove more than one branches
      test: skip clean-up when running under --immediate mode
      checkout: do not write bogus reflog entry out
      reset [&lt;commit&gt;] paths...: do not mishandle unmerged paths
      diff -c/--cc: do not mistake "resolved as deletion" as "use working tree"
      receive-pack: do not overstep command line argument array
      helping smart-http/stateless-rpc fetch race
      Prepare for
      Update draft release notes for

Martin von Zweigbergk (2):
      Documentation: use [verse] for SYNOPSIS sections
      rebase: clarify "restore the original branch"

Michael Haggerty (6):
      git-svn: Demonstrate a bug with root commits in mergeinfo ranges
      git-svn: Disambiguate rev-list arguments to improve error message
      git-svn: Correctly handle root commits in mergeinfo ranges
      gitattributes: Clarify discussion of attribute macros
      gitattributes: Reword "attribute macro" to "macro attribute"
      Do not use C++-style comments

Michael Schubert (1):
      help_unknown_cmd: do not propose an "unknown" cmd

Michael Witten (1):
      filter-branch: Export variable `workdir' for --commit-filter

Namhyung Kim (1):
      git-remote.txt: fix wrong remote refspec

Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy (3):
      Break down no-lstat() condition checks in verify_uptodate()
      checkout-index: remove obsolete comment
      fetch-pack: check for valid commit from server

Ori Avtalion (1):
      pull: remove extra space from reflog message

Pavan Kumar Sunkara (1):
      git-config: Remove extra whitespaces

Peter Collingbourne (1):
      Documentation: git-filter-branch honors replacement refs

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