Local update (Mac OS X 10.6.6 Snow Leopard)
cd path/to/clone/of/git.git/repo git fetch git tag -v v1.7.4 git co v1.7.4 # "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 # yes git co master # don't hang around on detached HEAD
Remote update (Fedora Linux)
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 -l unprivileged_build_user # the -l matters: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=622811 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 v1.7.4 git checkout v1.7.4 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 -l 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.
As I am have now rolled out a built-in repo browser and will retire GitWeb eventually I opted not to update it for this release. There were changes in GitWeb between 1.7.3 and 1.7.4 (which can be reviewed with
git diff v1.7.3..v1.7.4 -- gitweb) but no "show-stoppers", so the update can be safely skipped.