For most, the version of
git available with your distribution is sufficient. I, however, like to make things interesting for myself. Accordingly, neither the
git build available in
wheezy main nor
wheezy-backports meets my needs (Jessie also doesn’t provide the latest release). Provided are 1.7 and 1.9, respectively; I need at least 2.41.
git from source isn’t particularly challenging.