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1 files changed, 19 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/INSTALL b/INSTALL
index 2bae53f..d1deb0b 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:
@@ -117,6 +126,13 @@ Issues of note:
+ There are also "make quick-install-doc", "make quick-install-man"
+ and "make quick-install-html" which install preformatted man pages
+ and html documentation.
+ This does not require asciidoc/xmlto, but it only works from within
+ a cloned checkout of git.git with these two extra branches, and will
+ not work for the maintainer for obvious chicken-and-egg reasons.
It has been reported that docbook-xsl version 1.72 and 1.73 are
buggy; 1.72 misformats manual pages for callouts, and 1.73 needs
the patch in contrib/patches/docbook-xsl-manpages-charmap.patch