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authorJonathan Nieder <>2011-10-22 11:11:07 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2011-10-24 04:16:31 (GMT)
commit7fe74f52f95f6265e2e00320d886846b969509e6 (patch)
treedd0c8b4e9b6e924ff5ab32d60743a6976f2f97e8 /Documentation
parent8742218f21e1e87cf9fceb11b9c14927af5ff33f (diff)
RelNotes/ setgid bit patch is about fixing "git init" via Makefile setting
The change was actually about "git init -s" which sets the setgid bit on SysV-style systems to allow shared access to a repository, and can provoke errors on BSD-style systems, depending on how permissive the filesystem in use wants to be. More to the point, the patch was just taking a fix that arrived for FreeBSD in v1.5.5 days and making it also apply to machines using an (obscure) GNU userland/FreeBSD kernel mixture. Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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@@ -5,8 +5,9 @@ Fixes since v1.7.7
* On some BSD systems, adding +s bit on directories is detrimental
- (it is not necessary on BSD to begin with). The installation
- procedure has been updated to take this into account.
+ (it is not necessary on BSD to begin with). "git init --shared"
+ has been updated to take this into account without extra makefile
+ settings on platforms the Makefile knows about.
* After incorrectly written third-party tools store a tag object in
HEAD, git diagnosed it as a repository corruption and refused to