Bruce Momjian <> writes:

> On Sun, Jan 15, 2017 at 03:01:47PM -0600, Jim Nasby wrote:
>> Not sure how many people still use [1], as referenced by our git wiki[2],
>> but it appears git worktrees are a viable replacement for that technique. In
>> short, if you're already in your checkout:
>> git worktree add ../9.6 REL9_6_STABLE
>> would give you a checkout of 9.6 in the ../9.6 directory.
>> BTW, I learned about this from this "git year in review" article[3].
>> 1: 
>> 2: 
>> 3: 
> Uh, I don't see this in git 2.1.4:
>       $ git worktree
>       git: 'worktree' is not a git command. See 'git --help'.
> which is in Debian Jessie.  This reports worktree was added in 2.5,
> released in July 2015:

Backports has git 2.11.0. Just add the "jessie-backports" suite to your
sources list, e.g.:

    deb http://ftp.<country> jessie-backports main

And install git from there:

    sudo apt install git/jessie-backports

Apt won't upgrade other packages to backports versions, but any packages
you've manually installed from there will be kept up-to-date.

See for more details.

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