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authorMichael J Gruber <>2008-09-10 08:19:34 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2008-09-10 22:41:51 (GMT)
commit414851a42ecd6f104de517f628cfc09465ea7fa5 (patch)
treec7c7ddee86b820a922692ecdb6141b21956b4d3a /INSTALL
parent6fe570de05513bc13ac1e00ab3508ca525b41135 (diff)
separate build targets for man and html documentation
This introduces new build targets "man" and "html" which allow building the documentation in the respective formats separately. This helps people with a partial documentation build chain: html pages can be built without xmlto. This is documented in INSTALL now, together with corrections: Before, instructions in INSTALL would build man+html but install man only. Now the instructions build and install both, and new and pre-existing targets are explained. Note that build targets "doc" and "man" correspond to install targets "install-doc install-html" and "install-doc" respectively. This inconsistency is not changed, in order to keep everyone's build scripts from breaking. Signed-off-by: Michael J Gruber <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'INSTALL')
1 files changed, 12 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/INSTALL b/INSTALL
index 15462e9..a4fd862 100644
@@ -6,7 +6,7 @@ will install the git programs in your own ~/bin/ directory. If you want
to do a global install, you can do
$ make prefix=/usr all doc info ;# as yourself
- # make prefix=/usr install install-doc install-info ;# as root
+ # make prefix=/usr install install-doc install-html install-info ;# as root
(or prefix=/usr/local, of course). Just like any program suite
that uses $prefix, the built results have some paths encoded,
@@ -19,7 +19,7 @@ set up install paths (via config.mak.autogen), so you can write instead
$ make configure ;# as yourself
$ ./configure --prefix=/usr ;# as yourself
$ make all doc ;# as yourself
- # make install install-doc ;# as root
+ # make install install-doc install-html;# as root
Issues of note:
@@ -89,13 +89,22 @@ Issues of note:
inclined to install the tools, the default build target
("make all") does _not_ build them.
+ "make doc" builds documentation in man and html formats; there are
+ also "make man", "make html" and "make info". Note that "make html"
+ requires asciidoc, but not xmlto. "make man" (and thus make doc)
+ requires both.
+ "make install-doc" installs documentation in man format only; there
+ are also "make install-man", "make install-html" and "make
+ install-info".
Building and installing the info file additionally requires
makeinfo and docbook2X. Version 0.8.3 is known to work.
The documentation is written for AsciiDoc 7, but "make
ASCIIDOC8=YesPlease doc" will let you format with AsciiDoc 8.
- Alternatively, pre-formatted documentation are available in
+ Alternatively, pre-formatted documentation is available in
"html" and "man" branches of the git repository itself. For
example, you could: