I’ve been building and rebuilding an RPM for git since the RPMs that are published by pbone are full of junk that I don’t want with it i.e., Gitweb, or missing pieces that I do want. The original RPM was built before Kernel.org was hacked (the full story can be found at [TheRegister](http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/08/31/linux_kernel_security_breach/)) so the sources were pulled from [kernel.org](http://kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/).
After the hack, the git sources are no longer stored in the same place. There are only a couple of old builds listed in the directory. WHAT THE FUCK? How can all of the sources for git just be gone with no explanation? I asked the same question, there’s not even a note, a bullet, a text file, or anything anywhere explaining why.
Building the manpages for git is a notorious bitch, I’ve tried building them ~10 times and each time fails with some error…after fixing 9 different problems I was pretty much done with it so I thought I’d just download the git-manapages-N.tar.(gz|bz2).
That was the second mistake. Those files were gone too. I know, I’ll just go to the Google Code [git-core downloads page](http://code.google.com/p/git-core/downloads/list)! Any release before 1.7.6 isn’t there. After a couple of hours searching Google, Blekko, and Bing I finally found a couple mirror sites:
Those are the only sites I’ve been able to find that have a full set of Git archives including the manpages! Hopefully, the next time someone needs a git archive that was released after 12 September 2011 his/her search will land them here where the links are readily available.
The packages I was looking for were: git-manpages-126.96.36.199.tar.bz2, git-188.8.131.52.tar.bz2, and git-htmldocs-184.108.40.206.tar.bz2. All of which are found there with a quick search.