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Re: New git in EPEL?

On Tue, 2009-10-27 at 19:55 +0200, Ville Skyttä wrote:
> On Tuesday 27 October 2009, Benito Mourelo Caldeiro wrote:
> > On Tue, 2009-10-27 at 09:56 +0300, Ville Skyttä wrote:
> >
> > > If "git command" vs "git-command" is the only incompatibility, it should
> > > be trivial to provide the latter in the package with tiny wrapper scripts
> > > or even just one that parses $0 and add symlink to it for each needed
> > > command, or install that script multiple times with different names and
> > > hardlink them if wanted, or... (see for example rpmdev-md5, rpmdev-sha*
> > > and friends in rpmdevtools).
> > 
> > No problem, I build a package from the last SRPM at git-scm.com and all
> > are in /usr/libexec/git-core. You only need to append it to $PATH if you
> > you prefer the old mode.
> Well, if one needs to do that manually, it's not backwards compatible.  And 
> even adding a new dir to $PATH wouldn't help scripts that use absolute paths 
> pointing to the old location of the tools.
> (I don't have an opinion whether to update git in EPEL or not.)


One solution could be use update-alternatives for old git-* commands
(they are 141 !).


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