How To Install Git 2.3.2 On Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Git is an open-source revision control system. The latest version available is Git 2.3.2, which has been recently released, coming with the below changes and fixes:

  • “update-index –refresh” used to leak when an entry cannot be refreshed for whatever reason.
  • “git fast-import” used to crash when it could not close and conclude the resulting packfile cleanly.
  • “git blame” died, trying to free an uninitialized piece of memory.
  • “git merge-file” did not work correctly in a subdirectory.
  • “git submodule add” failed to squash “path/to/././submodule” to “path/to/submodule”.
  • In v2.2.0, we broke “git prune” that runs in a repository that borrows from an alternate object store.
  • Certain older vintages of cURL give irregular output from “curl-config –vernum”, which confused our build system.
  • An earlier workaround to squelch unhelpful deprecation warnings from the complier on Mac OSX unnecessarily set minimum required version of the OS, which the user might want to raise (or lower) for other reasons.
  • Longstanding configuration variable naming rules has been added to the documentation.
  • The credential helper for Windows (in contrib/) used to mishandle a user name with an at-sign in it.
  • Older GnuPG implementations may not correctly import the keyring material we prepare for the tests to use.
  • Clarify in the documentation that “remote..pushURL” and “remote..URL” are there to name the same repository accessed via different transports, not two separate repositories.
  • The pack bitmap support did not build with older versions of GCC.
  • Reading configuration from a blob object, when it ends with a lone CR, use to confuse the configuration parser.
  • We didn’t format an integer that wouldn’t fit in “int” but in “uintmax_t” correctly.
  • “git push –signed” gave an incorrectly worded error message when the other side did not support the capability.
  • “git fetch” over a remote-helper that cannot respond to “list” command could not fetch from a symbolic reference e.g. HEAD.
  • The insn sheet “git rebase -i” creates did not fully honor core.abbrev settings.
  • The tests that wanted to see that file becomes unreadable after running “chmod a-r file”, and the tests that wanted to make sure it is not run as root, we used “can we write into the / directory?” as a cheap substitute, but on some platforms that is not a good heuristics. The tests and their prerequisites have been updated to check what they really require.
  • The configuration variable ‘mailinfo.scissors’ was hard to discover in the documentation.
  • Correct a breakage to git-svn around v2.2 era that triggers premature closing of FileHandle.
  • Even though we officially haven’t dropped Perl 5.8 support, the Getopt::Long package that came with it does not support “–no-” prefix to negate a boolean option; manually add support to help people with older Getopt::Long package.

For information about this release, see the mailing lists.

In this article I will show you how to install Git 2.3.2 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, LXLE 14.04, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

Because it is available via PPA, installing Git 2.3.2 on Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the git package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:git-core/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install git

Optional, to remove Git 2.3.2, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove git

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