Many thanks for that reply! As soon as I learn how to make a git pull request I'll apply those changes and see what happens. I'm using Perl 5.18.2 in Ubuntu 14.04 64bit.
When I enter the /opt/webwork/webwork2 directory, "git branch" returns
I'm not quite sure what's going on here: I downloaded and installed WW using Jason Aubrey's "ww_install.pl" script. And I'm not sure now how to use git to make incremental changes to my installation.
Any pointers to how to manage single requests with git will be gratefully received!