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Git v1.8.5.5 Release Notes
Fixes since v1.8.5.4
* The pathspec matching code, while comparing two trees (e.g. "git
diff A B -- path1 path2") was too aggressive and failed to match
some paths when multiple pathspecs were involved.
* "git repack --max-pack-size=8g" stopped being parsed correctly when
the command was reimplemented in C.
* A recent update to "git send-email" broke platforms where
/etc/ssl/certs/ directory exists but cannot be used as SSL_ca_path
(e.g. Fedora rawhide).
* A handful of bugs around interpreting $branch@{upstream} notation
and its lookalike, when $branch part has interesting characters,
e.g. "@", and ":", have been fixed.
* "git clone" would fail to clone from a repository that has a ref
directly under "refs/", e.g. "refs/stash", because different
validation paths do different things on such a refname. Loosen the
client side's validation to allow such a ref.
* "git log --left-right A...B" lost the "leftness" of commits
reachable from A when A is a tag as a side effect of a recent
bugfix. This is a regression in 1.8.4.x series.
* "git merge-base --octopus" used to leave cleaning up suboptimal
result to the caller, but now it does the clean-up itself.
* "git mv A B/", when B does not exist as a directory, should error
out, but it didn't.
Also contains typofixes, documentation updates and trivial code clean-ups.