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2009-12-03INSTALL: document a simpler way to run uninstalled buildsMatthew Ogilvie
The new scripts automatically saved in the bin-wrappers directory allow you to run a build when you have neither installed git nor tweaked environment variables. Mention this in INSTALL, along with the slight performance issue of doing so. This can be especially handy for manually testing network-invoked git (from ssh, web servers, or similar), but it is also handy with a plain command prompt. Signed-off-by: Matthew Ogilvie <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2009-09-11INSTALL: Describe dependency knobs from MakefileBrian Gernhardt
We said that some of our dependencies were optional, but didn't say how to turn them off. Add information for that and mention where to save the options close to the top of the file. Also, standardize on both using quotes for the names of the dependencies and tabs for indentation of the list. Signed-off-by: Brian Gernhardt <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2009-09-11INSTALL: Reorder dependencies, split shell and PerlBrian Gernhardt
The most important and non-optional dependencies should go first, so put them there. While we're moving them, the descriptions for shell and perl were archaic, referring to "bare-bones Porcelainish scripts" that have become powerful and essential. Signed-off-by: Brian Gernhardt <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2009-09-09INSTALL: Update description of our SHA-1 codeBrian Gernhardt
We haven't had Mozilla's code or an ARM optimized algorithm since 30ae47b. Reword the paragraph to give credit but not authorship to Mozilla. Signed-off-by: Brian Gernhardt <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2008-12-11Add support for a pdf version of the user manualMiklos Vajna
Use dblatex in order to create a pdf version of the git user manual. No existing Makefile targets (including "all") are touched, so you need to explicitly say make pdf sudo make install-pdf to get user-manual.pdf created and installed. Signed-off-by: Miklos Vajna <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2008-11-03Makefile: add install-man rules (quick and normal)Markus Heidelberg
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2008-09-10separate build targets for man and html documentationMichael J Gruber
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 <>
2008-09-10allow installation of man and html doc from the man and html branchesMichael J Gruber
This patch introduces a make target "quick-install-html" which installs the html documentation from the branch origin/html, without the need for asciidoc/xmlto. This is analogous to the existing "quick-install-doc" target for the man pages. We advertise these targets in the INSTALL file now. Signed-off-by: Michael J Gruber <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2008-08-05Fix typos in INSTALLAbhijit Menon-Sen
Signed-off-by: Abhijit Menon-Sen <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2008-07-09Tone down warning about GNU Interactive ToolsJunio C Hamano
The mention of 1997 was correct when it was made, and it still is true to some extent ( says it has not been actively maintained for quite some time). However, because its name changed not to conflict with us, it is no longer relevant whether many users use gnuit or have moved away to graphical file managers. The only people possibly affected are people who have older version of gnuit installed as "git". Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2008-07-06INSTALL: Update section about git-frotz form.Miklos Vajna
The old text stated that 'git-frotz' can be always used instead of 'git frotz' which is no longer true. Signed-off-by: Miklos Vajna <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2008-06-15The "curl" executable is no longer requiredJohan Herland was the last user of the "curl" executable. Relevant git commands now use libcurl instead. This should be reflected in the install requirements. Signed-off-by: Johan Herland <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2008-06-15cpio is no longer used by git-cloneJohan Herland
Signed-off-by: Johan Herland <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2008-05-05INSTALL: add a note about GNU interactive tools has been renamedMiklos Vajna
In recent versions GNU's git has been renamed to gnuit, document this while talking about how to resolve the conflict. Signed-off-by: Miklos Vajna <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2008-02-06INSTALL: git-merge no longer uses cpioGerrit Pape
Since a64d7784e830b3140e7d0f2b45cb3d8fafb84cca git merge doesn't use cpio anymore, adapt the documentation. Signed-off-by: Gerrit Pape <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2007-10-03Mention 'cpio' dependency in INSTALLJohan Herland
Signed-off-by: Johan Herland <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2007-08-11INSTALL: explain info installation and dependencies.David Kastrup
Signed-off-by: David Kastrup <>
2007-08-04INSTALL: add warning on docbook-xsl 1.72 and 1.73Junio C Hamano
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2007-07-17Update INSTALLJunio C Hamano
We haven't used bignum in rev-list from openssl nor elsewhere for a long time. Also git-gui is now part of git.git itself, and depends on wish. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2007-06-20INSTALL: explain how to build documentationJunio C Hamano
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2007-06-07War on whitespaceJunio C Hamano
This uses "git-apply --whitespace=strip" to fix whitespace errors that have crept in to our source files over time. There are a few files that need to have trailing whitespaces (most notably, test vectors). The results still passes the test, and build result in Documentation/ area is unchanged. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2007-01-12use 'init' instead of 'init-db' for shipped docs and toolsNicolas Pitre
While 'init-db' still is and probably will always remain a valid git command for obvious backward compatibility reasons, it would be a good idea to move shipped tools and docs to using 'init' instead. Signed-off-by: Nicolas Pitre <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-12-14INSTALL: no need to have GNU diff installedJohannes Schindelin
Since a long time, we have inbuilt diff generation. Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-12-13Get rid of the dependency on RCS' merge programJohannes Schindelin
Now that we have git-merge-file, an RCS merge lookalike, we no longer need it. So long, merge, and thanks for all the fish! Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-11-22remove merge-recursive-oldJunio C Hamano
This frees the Porcelain-ish that comes with the core Python-free. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-09-30Remove -fPIC which was only needed for Git.xsJunio C Hamano
The distinction between BASIC_ vs ALL_ is still kept, since it is not Git.xs specific -- we could face the same issue when we do other language bindings (e.g. Python). Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-08-15Merge branch 'master' into pb/gitpmJunio C Hamano
* master: (166 commits) git-apply --binary: clean up and prepare for --reverse Fix detection of ipv6 on Solaris Look for sockaddr_storage in sys/socket.h Solaris has strlcpy() at least since version 8 git-apply --reverse: simplify reverse option. t4116 apply --reverse test Make sha1flush void and remove conditional return. Make upload_pack void and remove conditional return. Make track_tree_refs void. Make pack_objects void. Make fsck_dir void. Make checkout_all void. Make show_entry void Make pprint_tag void and cleans up call in cmd_cat_file. Remove combine-diff.c::uninteresting() read-cache.c cleanup http-push.c cleanup diff.c cleanup builtin-push.c cleanup builtin-grep.c cleanup ...
2006-08-08autoconf: Add configure target to main MakefileJakub Narebski
While at it fill git version information in configure target needs autoconf, of course. Signed-off-by: Jakub Narebski <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-08-08Merge branch 'master' into pb/gitpmJunio C Hamano
This is to resolve the conflicts with Ryan's annotate updates early.
2006-07-30Merge branch 'jn/make'Junio C Hamano
* 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
2006-07-09Assorted typo fixesPavel Roskin
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-07-04Use $GITPERLLIB instead of $RUNNING_GIT_TESTS and centralize @INC mungingPetr Baudis
This makes the Git perl scripts check $GITPERLLIB instead of $RUNNING_GIT_TESTS, which makes more sense if you are setting up your shell environment to use a non-installed Git instance. It also weeds out the @INC munging from the individual scripts and makes Makefile add it during the .perl files processing, so that we can change just a single place when we modify this shared logic. It looks ugly in the scripts, too. ;-) And instead of doing arcane things with the @INC array, we just do 'use lib' instead, which is essentialy the same thing anyway. I first want to do three separate patches but it turned out that it's quite a lot neater when bundled together, so I hope it's ok. Signed-off-by: Petr Baudis <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-07-03INSTALL: a tip for running after building but without installing.Junio C Hamano
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-07-03autoconf: Use autoconf to write installation directories to config.mak.autogenJakub Narebski
This is beginning of patch series introducing installation configuration using autoconf (and no other autotools) to git. The idea is to generate config.mak.autogen using ./configure (generated from by running autoconf) from, so one can use autoconf as an _alternative_ to ordinary Makefile, and creating one's own config.mak. Local settings in config.mak override generated settings in config.mak.autogen This patch includes minimal and, so one can set installation directories using autoconf generated ./configure script e.g. ./configure --prefix=/usr Signed-off-by: Jakub Narebski <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-06-21Retire git-clone-packJunio C Hamano
The program is not used by git-clone since git-fetch-pack was extended to allow its caller do what git-clone-pack alone did, and git-clone was updated to use it. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-03-01Rip out merge-order and make "git log <paths>..." work again.Linus Torvalds
Well, assuming breaking --merge-order is fine, here's a patch (on top of the other ones) that makes git log <filename> actually work, as far as I can tell. I didn't add the logic for --before/--after flags, but that should be pretty trivial, and is independent of this anyway. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-01-22Mention install-doc in INSTALLJ. Bruce Fields
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 <>
2005-12-05[PATCH] Document config.mak in INSTALL.Jason Riedy
The existing config.mak should satisfy almost everyone... You can change the prefix and other vars catch the new setting anyways. I had forgotten that ?= acts as = (lazy value binding) and as not := (immediate value binding). Signed-off-by: E. Jason Riedy <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2005-11-11INSTALL: duplicate python requirements from MakefileJunio C Hamano
... and refer the reader to Makefile for other things that can be tweaked. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2005-11-09Update INSTALLJunio C Hamano
Explicitly mention how to install by hand in build-as-user and install-as-root steps. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2005-11-06Document expat dependency when using http-push.Junio C Hamano
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2005-09-13[PATCH] There are several undocumented dependenciesHorst von Brand
There are several undocumented dependencies in the .spec and in the INSTALL files. The following is from Fedora, perhaps other RPM distributions call the packages differently. Also, the manpages aren't always installed gzipped. Updates to file: - Some git scripts use Perl - gitk needs wish, which is part of TCL/Tk. - curl is used all over - Need the ssh program from openssh-clients Updates to INSTALL: - Mention wish - Mention ssh Signed-off-by: Horst H. von Brand <>
2005-09-08Big tool rename.Junio C Hamano
As promised, this is the "big tool rename" patch. The primary differences since 0.99.6 are: (1) git-*-script are no more. The commands installed do not have any such suffix so users do not have to remember if something is implemented as a shell script or not. (2) Many command names with 'cache' in them are renamed with 'index' if that is what they mean. There are backward compatibility symblic links so that you and Porcelains can keep using the old names, but the backward compatibility support is expected to be removed in the near future. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2005-07-23[PATCH] Document "curl" requirements.Junio C Hamano
Not just libcurl, but now we require curl executable as well. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
2005-06-19Fix up INSTALL and "git add"Linus Torvalds
As suggested by Junio
2005-06-17Add some installation notes in INSTALLLinus Torvalds
Jens was the second person who hadn't heard of the "merge" program, and didn't have it installed. So document as many dependency and install issues as I can think of.