Last night I was working on a new ubuntu 9.04 server on ec2 (it was ami-0d729464 from http://alestic.com if you're interested). Installing git via aptitude would have given me an older version so here's what I did.
$ sudo apt-get build-dep git-core git-doc libssl-dev $ wget http://kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/git-184.108.40.206.tar.gz $ tar -xzf git-220.127.116.11.tar.gz $ cd git-18.104.22.168/ $ ./configure $ make all doc $ sudo make install install-doc $ git --version git version 22.214.171.124
I loved the last sentence from Amazon's recent explanation for the S3 outage:
Though we're proud of our operational performance in operating Amazon S3 for almost 2.5 years, we know that any downtime is unacceptable and we won't be satisfied until performance is statistically indistinguishable from perfect.