We needed to set a repository specific .gitconfig for one of our projects. We discovered that we could use the
git config --local flag to make this happen. However, the server on which we wanted to do this had git version 1.7.1. The
--local flag is not available in that version of git. If we go by the entry for it in the documentation, it was first mentioned in git-config.txt in June of 2013 (commit: 560d4b8). And that commit was first released in v188.8.131.52. Anyway, an upgrade was necessary. And if we're going to upgrade, we might as well upgrade to the latest version.
This dev server for this project is running CentOS 6 in order to match the client environment:
# Check OS cat /etc/*release* CentOS release 6.8 (Final) CentOS release 6.8 (Final) CentOS release 6.8 (Final) cpe:/o:centos:linux:6:GA
Upgrading from git 1.7 to 2.8 on CentOS
# Check what version of git current repo's provide yum provides git git-1.7.1-4.el6_7.1.x86_64 : Fast Version Control System # Get IUS repo setup script curl 'https://setup.ius.io/' -o setup-ius.sh # Run setup script sudo sh setup-ius.sh # Recheck available versions yum provides git git2u-2.9.2-1.ius.centos6.x86_64 : Fast Version Control System git-1.7.1-4.el6_7.1.x86_64 : Fast Version Control System # Check what version of git the repo provides yum --enablerepo=ius list git* # Remove old git sudo yum remove git # Install git from new repo sudo yum --enablerepo=ius install git2u # Verify version git --version git version 2.9.2
Now that we have the latest version of Git, we can tell it to use our local .gitconfig:
# Change into repo cd repo/ # Check git config cat .gitconfig [core] autocrlf = input # Tell git to include local config git config --local include.path ../.gitconfig # Verify git config core.autocrlf input
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