17 Jan 2013

I love Git – it lets me work the way I want and where ever I may be. I love TFS – it has everything companies need for development projects. This is why I love Git-tf, it gives me git but with all the professional tooling from TFS serious development needs. However I have found that upgrading Git-tf isn’t obvious and in fact you may get it wrong without knowing!

I was doing it wrong

Since it is just a file copy deploy (i.e. drop files in a folder), I had assumed that you could just do a file replace of those files when a new version – however I noticed recently the version numbers after an “upgrade” didn’t match up.

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Solution

The solution is to delete all the files in the folder FIRST – then you copy the files into that folder. Once you do that it just works!

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It is odd to me, but it works and that is what matters.

Special thanks to Richard Banks for pointing out this solution to me Smile

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Betty's picture

Or take the lazy way out and use a package manager like chocolatey - http://chocolatey.org/packages/Git-TF

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