On Wed, 22 Jul 2015 07:41:19 -0500
John McKown <john.archie.mck...@gmail.com> wrote:

> >> http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/software/aix/linux/toolbox/alpha.html#G
> >> for AIX.
> >>
> >
> > Unfortunately, that's not it. The package is called "git" but it's
> > not Git-the-SCM.
> >
> I wonder what it is.

As I understand, that's [1] -- "GNU Interactive Tools".
The same problem existed in Debian, where this software package has been
available before Git, had the name "git" which was confusing to users,
so the renaming happened [2] (I also recall the same thing with the
package "chromium", which contained a scroll-shooter game) ;-)

Also note that the version of that package is 4.something while Git is
at 2.something currently.

Yeah, I went on and downloaded the RPM: that's GNU Interactive Tools,

> ​I thought that it was "git the SCM" because the
> "source" link pointed to the GNU ftp server and the git directory
> within it.​ Perhaps best would be for the OP to download the source
> and compile it.

I dunno.  Building from the source is okay to me but deploying the
result requires some discipline.

1. http://www.gnu.org/software/gnuit/
2. https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2009/09/msg00661.html

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