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x/build: add a builder with git 2.7.4 to catch cmd/go regressions #26653
Git 2.7.4 is notable(?) because it is the stock version in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.¹
However, it's not obvious to me why we should draw the line at Ubuntu 16.04: the Ubuntu project claims to still support 14.04.5 LTS,² and the current release is 18.04 LTS. (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS provides git 2.17,³ which is much more recent.)
I don't actually see a minimum Ubuntu or Git version listed on https://tip.golang.org/doc/install. Perhaps we should add one.