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.
- Goto System -> Administration -> Software Sources
- Click Third-Party Software
- Click Add
- Fill in the APT line:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/pdoes/ubuntu intrepid main
- Click Add Source
- Click Close
- 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 188.8.131.52.