Updated git packages for Ubuntu Intrepid

I use git quite a lot, for my plugin development and for kernel compiling. I have been creating packages of the latest version for Ubuntu for quite a while. Today I decided to make these packages available to the public by using the Launchpad PPA repository.

At the moment I only offer packages for Ubuntu Intrepid, if the demand is there I can see if I can backport the packages to Hardy as well.

You can use my packages by adding the repository to your system.

  1. Goto System -> Administration -> Software Sources
  2. Click Third-Party Software
  3. Click Add
  4. Fill in the APT line: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/pdoes/ubuntu intrepid main
  5. Click Add Source
  6. Click Close
  7. Click Reload

Important: when you install software from a PPA, Ubuntu will warn you that it is unsigned. PPA packages are unsigned because they are not official Ubuntu packages.

I usually try to package the new version of git on the day it’s released. Right now the version of git is 1.6.0.5.

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  1. Matthew Weier O'Phinney

    Thank you for this! I haven’t been hand-compiling git, as I know I’m lazy and likely will not keep my install up-to-date — but I’ve also been frustrated that the official ubuntu sources are not up-to-date. Thanks again!

  2. Sean

    I appreciate you making this package public. This saves me time getting the latest version of git on my teams computers.

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