New git in EPEL?

Todd Zullinger tmz at
Thu Aug 26 13:55:45 UTC 2010

R P Herrold wrote:
> [herrold at freeswitch ~]$ rpm -qi git
> Name        : git                          Relocations: (not relocatable)
> Version     : 1.7.1                             Vendor: orc
> Release     : 4orc                          Build Date: Tue 10 Aug 2010 09:45:46 AM EDT
> Install Date: Wed 18 Aug 2010 02:52:18 PM EDT      Build Host: elided
> Group       : Development/Tools             Source RPM: git-1.7.1-4orc.src.rpm
> Size        : 12090578                         License: GPL
> URL         :
> Summary     : Git core and tools
> Description :
>  ...
> [herrold at freeswitch ~]$ rpm -q emacs
> emacs-21.4-20.el5
> [herrold at freeswitch ~]$

Do you have the emacs-git package installed?  And do you use the emacs
git integration?  That's the part that needs some love, as upstream
git now rely's on the files shipped as part of emacs >= 22.2.

Just building and using git-1.7.x on EL-5 is no problem.  I've been
happily rebuilding the EPEL packages for ages.  But then, I didn't
miss the emacs support.

An emacs user who can help us find and test a good solution is what we
need.  The RPMForge folks have added a git-init.el to the packages
they provide (which look an awful lot like the EPEL packages ;).  What
I don't understand is how that solves the issue of git not shipping an
vcs-git.el anymore.  Sadly, the rpmforge package changelog and svn log
are silent on the matter.

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