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authorJunio C Hamano <>2013-04-26 18:12:48 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2013-04-26 18:12:48 (GMT)
commit40a9c3c9a0328f9b11b1fe5980888d509f26be4f (patch)
parent1a475c4a2f4fead39b4e80dcdfbcf0627dfb5327 (diff)
parent1a39b7278712dbdaa27de303c670134e750c345d (diff)
Merge branch 'jn/gitweb-install-doc' into maint
* jn/gitweb-install-doc: gitweb/INSTALL: GITWEB_CONFIG_SYSTEM is for backward compatibility gitweb/INSTALL: Simplify description of GITWEB_CONFIG_SYSTEM
2 files changed, 12 insertions, 8 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/gitweb.conf.txt b/Documentation/gitweb.conf.txt
index eb63631..ea0526e 100644
--- a/Documentation/gitweb.conf.txt
+++ b/Documentation/gitweb.conf.txt
@@ -857,6 +857,13 @@ adding the following lines to your gitweb configuration file:
$known_snapshot_formats{'zip'}{'disabled'} = 1;
$known_snapshot_formats{'tgz'}{'compressor'} = ['gzip','-6'];
+Debugging would be easier if the fallback configuration file
+(`/etc/gitweb.conf`) and environment variable to override its location
+('GITWEB_CONFIG_SYSTEM') had names reflecting their "fallback" role.
+The current names are kept to avoid breaking working setups.
The location of per-instance and system-wide configuration files can be
diff --git a/gitweb/INSTALL b/gitweb/INSTALL
index 08f3dda..408f285 100644
--- a/gitweb/INSTALL
+++ b/gitweb/INSTALL
@@ -243,14 +243,11 @@ for gitweb (in gitweb/README), and gitweb.conf(5) manpage.
GITWEB_CONFIG_SYSTEM build configuration variable, and override it
through the GITWEB_CONFIG_SYSTEM environment variable.
- Note that if per-instance configuration file exists, then system-wide
- configuration is _not used at all_. This is quite untypical and surprising
- behavior. On the other hand changing current behavior would break backwards
- compatibility and can lead to unexpected changes in gitweb behavior.
- Therefore gitweb also looks for common system-wide configuration file,
- normally /etc/gitweb-common.conf (set during build time using build time
- configuration variable GITWEB_CONFIG_COMMON, set it at runtime using
- environment variable with the same name). Settings from per-instance or
+ Note that the GITWEB_CONFIG_SYSTEM system-wide configuration file is
+ only used for instances that lack per-instance configuration file.
+ You can use GITWEB_CONFIG_COMMON common system-wide configuration
+ file (normally /etc/gitweb-common.conf) to keep common default
+ settings that apply to all instances. Settings from per-instance or
system-wide configuration file override those from common system-wide
configuration file.