Updating to Git

Local update

Notes made while performing the update to Git on my local Mac OS X 10.6.1 Snow Leopard install.

# start off in local clone of official upstream Git repo
git fetch

# verify the tag
git tag -v v1.6.6.1

# note that "co" is a shorthand alias I have configured for "checkout"
git co v1.6.6.1

# proceed with the build
make clean
make prefix=/usr/local test
sudo make prefix=/usr/local install
sudo make prefix=/usr/local quick-install-man

# check for changes in the Bash completion script and install it
diff -u ~/.git-completion.sh contrib/completion/git-completion.bash
cp contrib/completion/git-completion.bash ~/.git-completion.sh

# go back to master branch rather than hanging around on detached HEAD
git co master

Remote update

I didn’t perform a remote update for this release. For an example of such an update see "Updating to Git 1.6.6".