New git in EPEL?

Ville Skyttä ville.skytta at
Tue Oct 27 17:55:30 UTC 2009

On Tuesday 27 October 2009, Benito Mourelo Caldeiro wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-10-27 at 09:56 +0300, Ville Skyttä wrote:
> > If "git command" vs "git-command" is the only incompatibility, it should
> > be trivial to provide the latter in the package with tiny wrapper scripts
> > or even just one that parses $0 and add symlink to it for each needed
> > command, or install that script multiple times with different names and
> > hardlink them if wanted, or... (see for example rpmdev-md5, rpmdev-sha*
> > and friends in rpmdevtools).
> No problem, I build a package from the last SRPM at and all
> are in /usr/libexec/git-core. You only need to append it to $PATH if you
> you prefer the old mode.

Well, if one needs to do that manually, it's not backwards compatible.  And 
even adding a new dir to $PATH wouldn't help scripts that use absolute paths 
pointing to the old location of the tools.

(I don't have an opinion whether to update git in EPEL or not.)

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