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SubjectRe: more git updates..
On Sun, 10 Apr 2005 16:38:00 -0700 (PDT) Linus Torvalds wrote:

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|
| On Sun, 10 Apr 2005, Paul Jackson wrote:
| >
| > Useful explanation - thanks, Linus.
|
| Hey. You're welcome. Especially when you create good documentation for
| this thing.
|
| Because:
|
| > Is this picture and description accurate:
|
| [ deleted, but I'll probably try to put it in an explanation file
| somewhere ]
|
| Yes. Excellent.
|
| > Minor question:
| >
| > I must have an old version - I got 'git-0.03', but
| > it doesn't have 'checkout-cache', and its 'read-tree'
| > directly writes my working files.
|
| Yes. Crappy old tree, but it can still read my git.git directory, so you
| can use it to update to my current source base.

Please go into a little more detail about how to do this step...
that seems to be the most basic concept that I am missing.
i.e., how to find the "latest/current" tree (version/commit)
and check it out (read-tree, checkout-cache, etc.).

Even if I use Pasky's tools, I'd like to understand this step.

| However, from a usability angle, my source-base really has been
| concentrating _entirely_ on just the plumbing, and if you actually want a
| faucet or a toilet _conntected_ to the plumbing, you're better off with
| Pasky's tree, methinks:
|
| > How do I get a current version? Well, one way I see,
| > and that's to pick up Pasky's:
| >
| > http://pasky.or.cz/~pasky/dev/git/git-pasky-base.tar.bz2
| >
| > Perhaps that's the best way?
|
| Indeed. He's got a number of shell scripts etc to automate the boring
| parts.


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~Randy
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