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The rDARC image uses the Git provided by Debian Jessie.

$ arc shell
$ git --version
git version 2.1.4

It's rather old, the last Git version released is 2.7.

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dereckson renamed this task from Provide a recent version of Git to Provide a recent version of Git to arcanist image.EditedJul 27 2016, 15:48
dereckson moved this task from Backlog to Need Dockerfile or config on the Docker images board.

I wonder if we shouldn't run at the top of testing Docker image (Sid + one week), so we always offer last packages versions.

A backport of Git for Jessie is possible:

15:58:49 <Dereckson> checkbackport git --verbose
15:58:50 <judd> Backporting package git in sid→jessie/amd64: all build-dependencies satisfied using jessie, virtual.
15:58:51 <judd> jessie: libpcre3-dev,gettext,libcurl4-gnutls-dev,libexpat1-dev,subversion,libsvn-perl,libyaml-perl,tcl,libhttp-date-perl | libtime-modules-perl,python,cvs,cvsps,libdbd-sqlite3-perl,unzip,libio-pty-perl,dpkg-dev (>= 1.16.2~),asciidoc,xmlto,docbook-xsl; virtual: libz-dev

So, I'd recommed to follow and maintain a Debian packages repository for such purpose.

Specific instructions to build the Git package:

Currently, the image runs on Buster, so we're more up to date:

$ git --version
git version 2.20.1

Backport version is 2.27 while I see 2.28 on Cygwin, FreeBSD, 2.25 on Eglide if we want to see what will happen with a non updated Sid image container.

The annoying thing isn't we'd have a one version lag, but the delta between release date and backport available: 2.28 has been released Mon, 27 Jul 2020 09:49:16 -0700