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I can't upgrade my lucid lynx 10.04 LTS because newer distributions of ubuntu don't work on that computer. I need to install a git version 1.7.10 for credential management. Git version is 1.7.0.4 on 10.04 LTS:

$ dpkg -l *git*
+++-==============-==============-============================================
ii  git-core       1:1.7.0.4-1ubu fast, scalable, distributed revision control

Is there a way or a backport to install git 1.7.10 or newer ?

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The PPA ppa:git-core/ppa provides backports of the most current stable version of Git for various Ubuntu versions.

On the command line you can add the PPA using:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:git-core/ppa

If you receive an error stating add-apt-repository was not found, install it with:

sudo apt-get install python-software-properties
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  • I just did this and got 1.7.9.5 when the current version is 1.9.2. Apparently that PPA is out of date.
    – jcollum
    Apr 18 '14 at 18:09
  • What release are you on? It sure looks like it has 1.9.2 to me: launchpad.net/~git-core/+archive/ppa Apr 19 '14 at 2:04
  • as of today you get 2.31 on ppa and 2.24 on backports/normal. I think standard backports is not supported for git as apt install git/focal-backports is not found.
    – Timo
    May 19 at 19:26

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