path: root/INSTALL
diff options
authorJunio C Hamano <>2006-07-30 20:24:29 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2006-07-30 20:24:29 (GMT)
commit2dcb927f37976ef5185cef5452516b170b14cd6c (patch)
tree7cf8212645ab4bde2fccbdb0830c0dc51ed6005b /INSTALL
parent818f477c40fee62ab8ea5b493c51bb357f38957c (diff)
parent2d023581c9a0ae5efdebfd0084d54d09669a25d5 (diff)
Merge branch 'jn/make'
* jn/make: Set datarootdir in Quote all calls to GIT_CONF_APPEND_LINE Typofix in comment. vertical whitespace usage cleanup autoconf: Checks for some programs autoconf: Checks for libraries autoconf: Checks for some library functions. autoconf: Checks for typedefs, structures, and compiler characteristics. autoconf: Preparing the way for autodetection Copy description of build configuration variables to Teach make clean about configure and autoconf autoconf: Use autoconf to write installation directories to config.mak.autogen
Diffstat (limited to 'INSTALL')
1 files changed, 9 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/INSTALL b/INSTALL
index 7da2c89..ba9778c 100644
@@ -13,6 +13,15 @@ that uses $prefix, the built results have some paths encoded,
which are derived from $prefix, so "make all; make prefix=/usr
install" would not work.
+Alternatively you can use autoconf generated ./configure script to
+set up install paths (via config.mak.autogen), so you can write instead
+ $ autoconf ;# as yourself if ./configure doesn't exist yet
+ $ ./configure --prefix=/usr ;# as yourself
+ $ make all doc ;# as yourself
+ # make install install-doc ;# as root
Issues of note:
- git normally installs a helper script wrapper called "git", which