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authorJunio C Hamano <>2009-08-21 19:02:25 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2009-08-22 03:16:10 (GMT)
commitd9b9784f572a71b2f4ea0f8772b0d586ea0f848f (patch)
parentf47af92594b0bdc2f634c1fd491999ad04b772dd (diff)
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
4 files changed, 50 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/RelNotes- b/Documentation/RelNotes-
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..e439e45
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/RelNotes-
@@ -0,0 +1,46 @@
+GIT v1.6.4.1 Release Notes
+Fixes since v1.6.4
+ * An unquoted value in the configuration file, when it contains more than
+ one whitespaces in a row, got them replaced with a single space.
+ * "git am" used to accept a single piece of e-mail per file (not a mbox)
+ as its input, but multiple input format support in v1.6.4 broke it.
+ Apparently many people have been depending on this feature.
+ * The short help text for "git filter-branch" command was a single long
+ line, wrapped by terminals, and was hard to read.
+ * The "recursive" strategy of "git merge" segfaulted when a merge has
+ more than one merge-bases, and merging of these merge-bases involves
+ a rename/rename or a rename/add conflict.
+ * "git pull --rebase" did not use the right fork point when the
+ repository has already fetched from the upstream that rewinds the
+ branch it is based on in an earlier fetch.
+ * Explain the concept of fast-forward more fully in "git push"
+ documentation, and hint to refer to it from an error message when the
+ command refuses an update to protect the user.
+ * The default value for pack.deltacachesize, used by "git repack", is now
+ 256M, instead of unbounded. Otherwise a repack of a moderately sized
+ repository would needlessly eat into swap.
+ * Document how "git repack" (hence "git gc") interacts with a repository
+ that borrows its objects from other repositories (e.g. ones created by
+ "git clone -s").
+ * "git show" on an annotated tag lacked a delimiting blank line between
+ the tag itself and the contents of the object it tags.
+ * "git verify-pack -v" erroneously reported number of objects with too
+ deep delta depths as "chain length 0" objects.
+ * Long names of authors and committers outside US-ASCII were sometimes
+ incorrectly shown in "gitweb".
+Other minor documentation updates are included.
diff --git a/Documentation/git.txt b/Documentation/git.txt
index 5832c75..a9bacfb 100644
--- a/Documentation/git.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git.txt
@@ -43,9 +43,10 @@ unreleased) version of git, that is available from 'master'
branch of the `git.git` repository.
Documentation for older releases are available here:
-* link:v1.6.4/git.html[documentation for release 1.6.4]
+* link:v1.6.4.1/git.html[documentation for release]
* release notes for
+ link:RelNotes-[],
* link:v1.6.3.4/git.html[documentation for release]
index d8ae315..55fc07f 100755
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@
diff --git a/RelNotes b/RelNotes
index f8e49a5..ed4498a 120000
--- a/RelNotes
+++ b/RelNotes
@@ -1 +1 @@
-Documentation/RelNotes-1.6.4.txt \ No newline at end of file
+Documentation/RelNotes- \ No newline at end of file