Updating to Git 1.7.3Edit

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Local update (Mac OS X 10.6.4 Snow Leopard)

Notes made while updating from Git 1.7.2.3 to Git 1.7.3 from within a local clone of the official upstream Git repository on Mac OS X 10.6.4 Snow Leopard:

$ cd path/to/clone/of/git.git/repo
$ git fetch
$ git tag -v v1.7.3
$ git co v1.7.3                                                       # "co" is an alias for "checkout"
$ make clean
$ make prefix=/usr/local test
$ sudo make prefix=/usr/local install quick-install-man
$ diff -u ~/.git-completion.sh contrib/completion/git-completion.bash # any changes to Bash completion?
$ cp contrib/completion/git-completion.bash ~/.git-completion.sh      # nope, but this is how we would install it
$ git co master                                                       # don't hang around on detached HEAD

Remote update (Fedora Linux)

Notes made while updating from Git 1.7.2.3 to Git 1.7.3 on Fedora 8, again from within a local clone of the official upstream Git repository:

Updating Git itself

I perform this on the two Amazon EC2 instances that I use to host Git repos; note that I use nice here to execute the build process at a lower priority (otherwise the build process is capable of raising the system load to the point where Monit starts firing off unnecessary email alerts):

$ su unprivileged_build_user
$ cd path/to/clone/of/git.git/repo
$ git status                                         # make sure we're not about to clobber anything important
$ git fetch
$ git tag -v v1.7.3
$ git checkout v1.7.3
$ NO_CURL=1 NO_EXPAT=1 NO_SVN_TESTS=1 NO_TCLTK=1 \
  nice make prefix=/usr test                         # as normal user
# exit                                               # back to root
# NO_CURL=1 NO_EXPAT=1 NO_SVN_TESTS=1 NO_TCLTK=1 \
  nice make prefix=/usr install quick-install-man    # as root
$ su unprivileged_build_user                         # drop privs
$ git checkout master                                # don't hang around on detached HEAD

See "Updating to Git 1.7.2" for the update notes made during the initial cloning, including retrieving the public key necessary for tag verification.

Updating GitWeb

As I am soon to roll out a built-in repo browser and will retire GitWeb I opted not to update it for this release. There were changes in GitWeb between 1.7.2.3 and 1.7.3 (which can be reviewed with git diff v1.7.2.3..v1.7.3 -- gitweb) but no "show-stoppers", so the update can be safely skipped.