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Where did the kernel.org git archives go after the hack?

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-, git-, and git-htmldocs- All of which are found there with a quick search.