Fedora 16 Update: git-annex-3.20120522-2.fc16

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Fedora Update Notification
2012-07-02 22:09:04

Name        : git-annex
Product     : Fedora 16
Version     : 3.20120522
Release     : 2.fc16
URL         : http://hackage.haskell.org/package/git-annex
Summary     : Manage files with git, without checking their contents into git
Description :
git-annex allows managing files with git, without checking the file contents
into git. While that may seem paradoxical, it is useful when dealing with files
larger than git can currently easily handle, whether due to limitations in
memory, checksumming time, or disk space.

Even without file content tracking, being able to manage files with git, move
files around and delete files with versioned directory trees, and use branches
and distributed clones, are all very handy reasons to use git. And annexed
files can co-exist in the same git repository with regularly versioned files,
which is convenient for maintaining documents, Makefiles, etc that are
associated with annexed files but that benefit from full revision control.

When a file is annexed, its content is moved into a key-value store, and a
symlink is made that points to the content. These symlinks are checked into git
and versioned like regular files. You can move them around, delete them, and so
on. Pushing to another git repository will make git-annex there aware of the
annexed file, and it can be used to retrieve its content from the key-value

Update Information:


  [ 1 ] Bug #662259 - Review Request: git-annex - Manage files with git, without checking their contents in

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update git-annex' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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