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authorJ. Bruce Fields <>2006-01-21 23:54:12 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2006-01-22 03:24:55 (GMT)
commiteff351c957975055643f2e1359652ab3aac30256 (patch)
treed33e82bed5ae0898aecf86cf31018b5229b5514d /INSTALL
parenta325957062b19b49ad75569c59771787c83c350d (diff)
Mention install-doc in INSTALL
I think most people will want to install the man pages as well. [jc: incorporated Pasky's comment on not building them as root. Some people may not want to install asciidoc/xmlto toolchain, so redirect them to the man and html branches of the git.git repository as well.] Signed-off-by: J. Bruce Fields <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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1 files changed, 26 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/INSTALL b/INSTALL
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@@ -5,8 +5,8 @@ Normally you can just do "make" followed by "make install", and that
will install the git programs in your own ~/bin/ directory. If you want
to do a global install, you can do
- $ make prefix=/usr ;# as yourself
- # make prefix=/usr install ;# as root
+ $ make prefix=/usr all doc ;# as yourself
+ # make prefix=/usr install install-doc ;# as root
(or prefix=/usr/local, of course). Just like any program suite
that uses $prefix, the built results have some paths encoded,
@@ -90,3 +90,27 @@ Issues of note:
You can place local settings in config.mak and the Makefile
will include them. Note that config.mak is not distributed;
the name is reserved for local settings.
+ - To build and install documentation suite, you need to have the
+ asciidoc/xmlto toolchain. Alternatively, pre-formatted
+ documentation are available in "html" and "man" branches of the git
+ repository itself. For example, you could:
+ $ mkdir manual && cd manual
+ $ git init-db
+ $ git clone-pack git:// man html |
+ while read a b
+ do
+ echo $a >.git/$b
+ done
+ $ cp .git/refs/heads/man .git/refs/heads/master
+ $ git checkout
+ to checkout the pre-built man pages. Also in this repository:
+ $ git checkout html
+ would instead give you a copy of what you see at: