My proposed patch, the description as is is misleading.

The rest of the .spec file looks sane (yes, I've built my share of RPMs
over the years).

diff --git a/ b/
--- a/
+++ b/
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@
 Name:          git-core
 Version:       @@VERSION@@
 Release:       1
-Vendor:        Linus Torvalds <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
+Vendor:        Junio C Hamano <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
 Summary:       Git core and tools
 License:       GPL
 Group:                 Development/Tools
@@ -13,22 +13,23 @@ BuildRoot:  %{_tmppath}/%{name}-%{version
 Prereq:        sh-utils, diffutils, rsync, rcs, mktemp >= 1.5
-GIT comes in two layers. The bottom layer is merely an extremely fast
-and flexible filesystem-based database designed to store directory trees
-with regard to their history. The top layer is a SCM-like tool which
-enables human beings to work with the database in a manner to a degree
-similar to other SCM tools (like CVS, BitKeeper or Monotone).
+This is a stupid (but extremely fast) directory content manager.  It
+doesn't do a whole lot, but what it _does_ do is track directory
+contents efficiently. It is intended to be the base of an efficient,
+distributed source code management system. This package includes
+rudimentary tools that can be used as a SCM, but you should look
+elsewhere for tools for ordinary humans layered on top of this.
 %setup -q
 make prefix=%{_prefix} all %{!?_without_docs: doc}
-make dest=$RPM_BUILD_ROOT prefix=%{_prefix} mandir=%{_mandir} install 
install-tools %{!?_without_docs: install-doc}
+make dest=$RPM_BUILD_ROOT prefix=%{_prefix} mandir=%{_mandir} \
+     install install-tools %{!?_without_docs: install-doc}
@@ -43,7 +44,13 @@ rm -rf $RPM_BUILD_ROOT
 %{!?_without_docs: %{_mandir}/man7/*.7.gz}
+* Sun Aug 07 2005 Horst H. von Brand <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
+- Redid the description
+- Cut overlong make line, loosened changelog a bit
+- I think Junio (or perhaps OSDL?) should be vendor...
 * Thu Jul 14 2005 Eric Biederman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
 - Add the man pages, and the --without docs build option
 * Wed Jul 7 2005 Chris Wright <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
 - initial git spec file

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