Junio C Hamano  committed 894a8a8

Still installing the old command names.

After seeing Jeff's guide, I changed my mind about the
big-rename transition plan. Even if Porcelains are kept up to
date, those web documents that describes older world order would
live longer and people will stumble across them via google
searches. And who knows how many mirrored copies there are.

The backward compatible symbolic links *will* be removed before
1.0. But that will not happen in 0.99.8.

Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>

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 	git-update-ref \
-# Backward compatibility -- to be removed in 0.99.8
+# Backward compatibility -- to be removed after 1.0
 PROGRAMS += git-ssh-pull git-ssh-push
 	$(INSTALL) -d -m755 $(DESTDIR)$(bindir)
 	$(INSTALL) git-revert $(DESTDIR)$(bindir)/git-cherry-pick
+	sh ./ $(DESTDIR)$(bindir)
 	$(MAKE) -C templates install


-# This is for people who installed previous GIT by hand and would want
-# to remove the backward compatible links:
-# ./ $bindir
 test -d "$d" || exit
 while read old new
 	rm -f "$d/$old"
+	if test -f "$d/$new"
+	then
+		ln -s "$new" "$d/$old" || exit
+	fi
 done <<\EOF
 git-add-script	git-add
 git-archimport-script	git-archimport
 git-convert-cache	git-convert-objects
 git-fsck-cache	git-fsck-objects
-# These two are a bit more than symlinks now.
-# git-ssh-push	git-ssh-upload
-# git-ssh-pull	git-ssh-fetch