From: Junio C Hamano
Date: Wed Jan 20 2010 - 19:51:59 EST

The latest maintenance release Git is available at the
usual places:


git-{gz,bz2} (source tarball)
git-htmldocs-{gz,bz2} (preformatted docs)
git-manpages-{gz,bz2} (preformatted docs)

The RPM binary packages for a few architectures are found in:

RPMS/$arch/git-*-$arch.rpm (RPM)

Git v1.6.6.1 Release Notes

Fixes since v1.6.6

* "git blame" did not work well when commit lacked the author name.

* "git branch -a name" wasn't diagnosed as an error.

* "git count-objects" did not handle packfiles that are bigger than 4G on
platforms with 32-bit off_t.

* "git checkout -m other" while on a branch that does not have any commit
segfaulted, instead of failing.

* "git fast-import" choked when fed a tag that do not point at a

* "git grep" finding from work tree files could have fed garbage to
the underlying regexec(3).

* "git grep -L" didn't show empty files (they should never match, and
they should always appear in -L output as unmatching).

* "git rebase -i" did not abort cleanly if it failed to launch the editor.

* "git reset --hard" did not work correctly when GIT_WORK_TREE environment
variable is used to point at the root of the true work tree.

* http-backend was not listed in the command list in the documentation.

* Building on FreeBSD (both 7 and 8) needs OLD_ICONV set in the Makefile

* "git checkout -m some-branch" while on an unborn branch crashed.

Other minor documentation updates are included.
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