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diff --git a/gitweb/INSTALL b/gitweb/INSTALL
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--- a/gitweb/INSTALL
+++ b/gitweb/INSTALL
@@ -231,7 +231,7 @@ Gitweb config file
See also "Runtime gitweb configuration" section in README file
for gitweb (in gitweb/README).
-- You can configure gitweb further using the gitweb configuration file;
+- You can configure gitweb further using the per-instance gitweb configuration file;
by default this is a file named gitweb_config.perl in the same place as
gitweb.cgi script. You can control the default place for the config file
using the GITWEB_CONFIG build configuration variable, and you can set it
@@ -241,6 +241,17 @@ for gitweb (in gitweb/README).
GITWEB_CONFIG_SYSTEM build configuration variable, and override it
through the GITWEB_CONFIG_SYSTEM environment variable.
+ Note that if per-instance configuration file exists, then system-wide
+ configuration is _not used at all_. This is quite untypical and suprising
+ behavior. On the other hand changing current behavior would break backwards
+ compatibility and can lead to unexpected changes in gitweb behavior.
+ Therefore gitweb also looks for common system-wide configuration file,
+ normally /etc/gitweb-common.conf (set during build time using build time
+ configuration variable GITWEB_CONFIG_COMMON, set it at runtime using
+ environment variable with the same name). Settings from per-instance or
+ system-wide configuration file override those from common system-wide
+ configuration file.
- The gitweb config file is a fragment of perl code. You can set variables
using "our $variable = value"; text from "#" character until the end
of a line is ignored. See perlsyn(1) for details.