Updating to Git 1.7.12Edit

Created , updated

Updating on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

$ cd path/to/local/clone/of/git-manpages # see note below
$ git pull
$ cd ../git.git
$ git fetch
$ git tag -v v1.7.12
$ git checkout v1.7.12
$ NO_GETTEXT=1 make prefix=/usr/local
$ sudo env NO_GETTEXT=1 make prefix=/usr/local install quick-install-man

Note: the quick-install-man target requires a copy of the git-manpages repo to be cloned, without an explicit .git extension, at the same level as the checkout of git.git. In order to get the latest man pages I had to manually fetch and checkout the latest HEAD of the git-manpages repo.

Updating on CentOS 5.8

On CentOS I install into my home directory:

$ cd path/to/local/clone/of/git-manpages # see below
$ git pull
$ cd ../git.git
$ git fetch
$ git tag -v v1.7.12
$ git checkout v1.7.12
$ NO_GETTEXT=1 NO_TCLTK=1 make prefix=$HOME install quick-install-man

Note: as on OS X (above), we need a git-manpages checkout available. But note that the default MANPATH_MAP settings in /etc/man.config won’t work, because the git executable is at ~/bin/git, but the man pages are at ~/share/man instead of the expected ~/man. The solution for this is to simply make a symlink at ~/man which points at ~/share/man.