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authorBrian Gernhardt <>2009-09-09 01:51:00 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2009-09-11 04:34:36 (GMT)
commit26d9443925517f6d93dbcb6f4eca30af82703de3 (patch)
treeab0c83476f58742630675dca0fa98e0b0d121dda /INSTALL
parent1d7367dce7b55cbb1804c4863c56bd20ab12bda8 (diff)
INSTALL: Reorder dependencies, split shell and Perl
The most important and non-optional dependencies should go first, so put them there. While we're moving them, the descriptions for shell and perl were archaic, referring to "bare-bones Porcelainish scripts" that have become powerful and essential. Signed-off-by: Brian Gernhardt <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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1 files changed, 9 insertions, 5 deletions
diff --git a/INSTALL b/INSTALL
index 5267468..7ab2580 100644
@@ -52,6 +52,15 @@ Issues of note:
- "zlib", the compression library. Git won't build without it.
+ - "ssh" is used to push and pull over the net.
+ - A POSIX-compliant shell is required to run many scripts needed
+ for everyday use (e.g. "bisect", "pull").
+ - "Perl" is needed to use some of the features (e.g. preparing a
+ partial commit using "git add -i/-p", interacting with svn
+ repositories with "git svn").
- "openssl". Unless you specify otherwise, you'll get the SHA1
library from here.
@@ -70,11 +79,6 @@ Issues of note:
- "wish", the Tcl/Tk windowing shell is used in gitk to show the
history graphically, and in git-gui.
- - "ssh" is used to push and pull over the net
- - "perl" and POSIX-compliant shells are needed to use most of
- the bare-bones Porcelainish scripts.
- Some platform specific issues are dealt with Makefile rules,
but depending on your specific installation, you may not
have all the libraries/tools needed, or you may have