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From: Junio C Hamano <>
Cc: Linux Kernel <>,
Subject: [ANNOUNCE] Git v2.29.1
Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2020 07:30:22 -0700
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The latest maintenance release Git v2.29.1 is now available at
the usual places.

The change in this release affects only those who build from the
source *and* install with a non-standard SKIP_DASHED_BUILT_INS
option turned on.  With the option turned on, Git 2.29 forgot to
install a few programs in /usr/bin that made it unusable as the
server side to accept pushes and fetches.

To everybody else, this release is irrelevant and ignorable.  We
know about at least one other brown-paper-bag regression we are
going to fix with another maintenance release, so it may be a better
idea to wait for 2.29.2 for most people.

The tarballs are found at:

The following public repositories all have a copy of the 'v2.29.1'
tag and the 'maint' branch that the tag points at:

  url =
  url = git://
  url =


Git v2.29.1 Release Notes

This is to fix the build procedure change in 2.29 where we failed
to install a few programs that should be installed in /usr/bin
(namely, receive-pack, upload-archive and upload-pack) when the
non-default SKIP_DASHED_BUILT_INS installation option is in effect.

A minor glitch in a non-default installation may usually not deserve
a hotfix, but I think Git for Windows ship binaries built with this
option, so let's make an exception.


Changes since v2.29.0 are as follows:

Johannes Schindelin (1):
      SKIP_DASHED_BUILT_INS: do not skip the bin/ programs

Junio C Hamano (1):
      Git 2.29.1

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