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Git v1.7.9.1 Release Notes
Fixes since v1.7.9
* The makefile allowed environment variable X seep into it result in
command names suffixed with unnecessary strings.
* The set of included header files in compat/inet-{ntop,pton}
wrappers was updated for Windows some time ago, but in a way that
broke Solaris build.
* rpmbuild noticed an unpackaged but installed *.mo file and failed.
* Subprocesses spawned from various git programs were often left running
to completion even when the top-level process was killed.
* "git add -e" learned not to show a diff for an otherwise unmodified
submodule that only has uncommitted local changes in the patch
prepared by for the user to edit.
* Typo in "git branch --edit-description my-tpoic" was not diagnosed.
* Using "git grep -l/-L" together with options -W or --break may not
make much sense as the output is to only count the number of hits
and there is no place for file breaks, but the latter options made
"-l/-L" to miscount the hits.
* "git log --first-parent $pathspec" did not stay on the first parent
chain and veered into side branch from which the whole change to the
specified paths came.
* "git merge --no-edit $tag" failed to honor the --no-edit option.
* "git merge --ff-only $tag" failed because it cannot record the
required mergetag without creating a merge, but this is so common
operation for branch that is used _only_ to follow the upstream, so
it was changed to allow fast-forwarding without recording the mergetag.
* "git mergetool" now gives an empty file as the common base version
to the backend when dealing with the "both sides added, differently"
* "git push -q" was not sufficiently quiet.
* When "git push" fails to update any refs, the client side did not
report an error correctly to the end user.
* "rebase" and "commit --amend" failed to work on commits with ancient
timestamps near year 1970.
* When asking for a tag to be pulled, "request-pull" did not show the
name of the tag prefixed with "tags/", which would have helped older
* "git submodule add $path" forgot to recompute the name to be stored
in .gitmodules when the submodule at $path was once added to the
superproject and already initialized.
* Many small corner case bugs on "git tag -n" was corrected.
Also contains minor fixes and documentation updates.