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2021-09-13INSTALL: mention that we need libcurl 7.19.4 or newer to buildÆvar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
Without NO_CURL=Y we require at least version "7.19.4" of libcurl, see 644de29e220 (http: drop support for curl < 7.19.4, 2021-07-30). Let's document this in the "INSTALL" document. Signed-off-by: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2021-09-12INSTALL: reword and copy-edit the "libcurl" sectionÆvar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
Make the "libcurl" section shorter and more to the point, this is mostly based on suggestions from [1]. 1. Signed-off-by: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2021-09-12INSTALL: don't mention the "curl" executable at allÆvar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
In 1d53f90ed97 (The "curl" executable is no longer required, 2008-06-15) the wording for requiring curl(1) was changed to the current "you might also want...". Mentioning the "curl" executable at all is just confusing, someone building git might want to use it to debug things, but they might also just use wget(1) or some other http client. The "curl" executable has the advantage that you might be able to e.g. reproduce a bug in git's usage of libcurl with it, but anyone going to those extents is unlikely to be aided by this note in INSTALL. Signed-off-by: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2021-03-19INSTALL: note on using Asciidoctor to build docBagas Sanjaya
Note on using Asciidoctor to build documentation suite. Signed-off-by: Bagas Sanjaya <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2020-12-14doc: mention Python 3.x supportsĐoàn Trần Công Danh
Commit 0b4396f068, (git-p4: make python2.7 the oldest supported version, 2019-12-13) pointed out that git-p4 uses Python 2.7-or-later features in the code. In addition, git-p4 gained enough support for Python 3 from 6cec21a82f, (git-p4: encode/decode communication with p4 for python3, 2019-12-13). Let's update our documentation to reflect that fact. Signed-off-by: Đoàn Trần Công Danh <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2020-03-29INSTALL: drop support for docbook-xsl before 1.74Martin Ågren
Several of the previous commits have been bumping the minimum supported version of docbook-xsl and dropping various workarounds. Most recently, we made the minimum be 1.73.0. In INSTALL, we claim that with 1.73, one needs a certain patch in contrib/patches/. There is no such patch. It was added in 2ec39edad9 ("INSTALL: add warning on docbook-xsl 1.72 and 1.73", 2007-08-03) and dropped in 9721ac9010 ("contrib: remove continuous/ and patches/", 2013-06-03). Rather than resurrecting version 1.73 and the patch and testing them, just raise our minimum supported docbook-xsl version to 1.74. Signed-off-by: Martin Ågren <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2020-03-29Doc: drop support for docbook-xsl before 1.73.0Martin Ågren
Drop the DOCBOOK_XSL_172 config knob, which was needed with docbook-xsl 1.72 (but neither 1.71 nor 1.73). Version 1.73.0 is more than twelve years old. Together with the last few commits, we are now at a point where we don't have any Makefile knobs to cater to old/broken versions of docbook-xsl. Signed-off-by: Martin Ågren <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2020-03-29Doc: drop support for docbook-xsl before 1.72.0Martin Ågren
docbook-xsl 1.72.0 is thirteen years old. Drop the ASCIIDOC_ROFF knob which was needed to support 1.68.1 - 1.71.1. The next commit will increase the required/assumed version further. Signed-off-by: Martin Ågren <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2020-03-29Doc: drop support for docbook-xsl before 1.71.1Martin Ågren
Drop the DOCBOOK_SUPPRESS_SP mechanism, which needs to be used with docbook-xsl versions 1.69.1 through 1.71.0. We probably broke this for Asciidoctor builds in f6461b82b9 ("Documentation: fix build with Asciidoctor 2", 2019-09-15). That is, we should/could fix this similar to 55aca515eb ("manpage-bold-literal.xsl: match for namespaced "d:literal" in template", 2019-10-31). But rather than digging out such an old version of docbook-xsl to test that, let's just use this as an excuse for dropping this decade-old workaround. DOCBOOK_SUPPRESS_SP was not needed with docbook-xsl 1.69.0 and older. Maybe such old versions still work fine on our docs, or maybe not. Let's just refer to everything before 1.71.1 as "not supported". The next commit will increase the required/assumed version further. Signed-off-by: Martin Ågren <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2019-12-01Merge branch 'ar/install-doc-update-cmds-needing-the-shell'Junio C Hamano
Doc update. * ar/install-doc-update-cmds-needing-the-shell: INSTALL: use existing shell scripts as example
2019-11-15INSTALL: use existing shell scripts as exampleAndrei Rybak
Script has been removed in commit [1]. Use command "request-pull" as an example of a shell script instead. Recently, many of shell script commands have been re-written in C, so tweak the wording of the sentence, while we're here. [1]: b1456605c2 (pull: remove redirection to, 2015-06-18) Signed-off-by: Andrei Rybak <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2019-11-07Fix spelling errors in documentation outside of Documentation/Elijah Newren
Reported-by: Jens Schleusener <> Signed-off-by: Elijah Newren <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2018-03-16RelNotes: add details on Perl module changesTodd Zullinger
Document changes to core and non-core Perl module handling in 2.17. Signed-off-by: Todd Zullinger <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2018-03-05perl Git::LoadCPAN: emit better errors under NO_PERL_CPAN_FALLBACKSÆvar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
Before my 20d2a30f8f ("Makefile: replace perl/Makefile.PL with simple make rules", 2017-12-10) on an OS package that removed the copy we carried around manually removing the OS's would yield: $ git add -p Can't locate in @INC (you may need to install the Error module) [...] Now, before this change we'll instead emit this more cryptic error: $ git add -p BUG: '/usr/share/perl5/Git/FromCPAN' should be a directory! at /usr/share/perl5/Git/ line 36. This is a confusing error. Now if the new NO_PERL_CPAN_FALLBACKS option is specified and we can't find the module we'll instead emit: $ /tmp/git/bin/git add -p BUG: The 'Error' module is not here, but NO_PERL_CPAN_FALLBACKS was set! [...] Where [...] is the lengthy explanation seen in the change below, which explains what the potential breakage is, and how to fix it. The reason for checking @@NO_PERL_CPAN_FALLBACKS@@] against the empty string in Perl is as opposed to checking for a boolean value is that that's (as far as I can tell) make's idea of a string that's set, and e.g. NO_PERL_CPAN_FALLBACKS=0 is enough to set NO_PERL_CPAN_FALLBACKS. Signed-off-by: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2017-12-11Makefile: replace perl/Makefile.PL with simple make rulesÆvar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
Replace the perl/Makefile.PL and the fallback perl/Makefile used under NO_PERL_MAKEMAKER=NoThanks with a much simpler implementation heavily inspired by how the i18n infrastructure's build process works[1]. The reason for having the Makefile.PL in the first place is that it was initially[2] building a perl C binding to interface with libgit, this functionality, that was removed[3] before ever made it to the master branch. We've since since started maintaining a fallback perl/Makefile, as MakeMaker wouldn't work on some platforms[4]. That's just the tip of the iceberg. We have the PM.stamp hack in the top-level Makefile[5] to detect whether we need to regenerate the perl/perl.mak, which I fixed just recently to deal with issues like the perl version changing from under us[6]. There is absolutely no reason for why this needs to be so complex anymore. All we're getting out of this elaborate Rube Goldberg machine was copying perl/* to perl/blib/* as we do a string-replacement on the *.pm files to hardcode @@LOCALEDIR@@ in the source, as well as pod2man-ing & friends. So replace the whole thing with something that's pretty much a copy of how we generate po/build/**.mo from po/*.po, just with a small sed(1) command instead of msgfmt. As that's being done rename the files from *.pm to *.pmc just to indicate that they're generated (see "perldoc -f require"). While I'm at it, change the fallback for from being something where we'll ship our own if one doesn't exist at build time to one where we just use a Git::Error wrapper that'll always prefer the system-wide, only falling back to our own copy if it really doesn't exist at runtime. It's now shipped as Git::FromCPAN::Error, making it easy to add other modules to Git::FromCPAN::* in the future if that's needed. Functional changes: * This will not always install into perl's idea of its global "installsitelib". This only potentially matters for packagers that need to expose for non-git use, and as explained in the INSTALL file there's a trivial workaround. * The scripts themselves will 'use lib' the target directory, but if INSTLIBDIR is set it overrides it. It doesn't have to be this way, it could be set in addition to INSTLIBDIR, but my reading of [7] is that this is the desired behavior. * We don't build man pages for all of the perl modules as we used to, only Git(3pm). As discussed on-list[8] that we were building installed manpages for purely internal APIs like Git::I18N or was always a bug anyway, and all the Git::SVN::* ones say they're internal APIs. There are apparently external users of, but I don't expect there to be any of the others. As a side-effect of these general changes the perl documentation now only installed by install-{doc,man}, not a mere "install" as before. 1. 5e9637c629 ("i18n: add infrastructure for translating Git with gettext", 2011-11-18) 2. b1edc53d06 ("Introduce (v4)", 2006-06-24) 3. 18b0fc1ce1 (" Kill Git.xs for now", 2006-09-23) 4. f848718a69 ("Make perl/ build procedure ActiveState friendly.", 2006-12-04) 5. ee9be06770 ("perl: detect new files in MakeMaker builds", 2012-07-27) 6. c59c4939c2 ("perl: regenerate perl.mak if perl -V changes", 2017-03-29) 7. 0386dd37b1 ("Makefile: add PERLLIB_EXTRA variable that adds to default perl path", 2013-11-15) 8. ("Re: [PATCH] Makefile: replace perl/Makefile.PL with simple make rules" Signed-off-by: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2014-11-10git-imap-send: use libcurl for implementationBernhard Reiter
Use libcurl's high-level API functions to implement git-imap-send instead of the previous low-level OpenSSL-based functions. Since version 7.30.0, libcurl's API has been able to communicate with IMAP servers. Using those high-level functions instead of the current ones would reduce imap-send.c by some 1200 lines of code. For now, the old ones are wrapped in #ifdefs, and the new functions are enabled by make if curl's version is >= 7.34.0, from which version on curl's CURLOPT_LOGIN_OPTIONS (enabling IMAP authentication) parameter has been available. The low-level functions will still be used for tunneling into the server for now. As I don't have access to that many IMAP servers, I haven't been able to test the new code with a wide variety of parameter combinations. I did test both secure and insecure (imaps:// and imap://) connections and values of "PLAIN" and "LOGIN" for the authMethod. In order to suppress a sparse warning about "using sizeof on a function", we use the same solution used in commit 9371322a6 ("sparse: suppress some "using sizeof on a function" warnings", 06-10-2013) which solved exactly this problem for the other commands using libcurl. Helped-by: Ramsay Jones <> Signed-off-by: Bernhard Reiter <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2014-07-08Fix profile feedback with -jN and add profile-fastAndi Kleen
Profile feedback always failed for me with -jN. The problem was that there was no implicit ordering between the profile generate stage and the profile use stage. So some objects in the later stage would be linked with profile generate objects, and fail due to the missing -lgcov. This adds a new profile target that implicitely enforces the correct ordering by using submakes. Plus a profile-install target to also install. This is also nicer to type that PROFILE=... Plus I always run the performance test suite now for the full profile run. In addition I also added a profile-fast / profile-fast-install target the only runs the performance test suite instead of the whole test suite. This significantly speeds up the profile build, which was totally dominated by test suite run time. However it may have less coverage of course. Signed-off-by: Andi Kleen <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2013-04-12Typo fix: replacing it's -> itsBenoit Bourbie
Signed-off-by: Benoit Bourbie <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2013-01-30INSTALL: git-p4 does not support Python 3Junio C Hamano
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <> support Python 2.4Brandon Casey
Python 2.4 lacks the following features: subprocess.check_call struct.pack_into Take a cue from 460d1026 and provide an implementation of the CalledProcessError exception. Then replace the calls to subproccess.check_call with calls to that check the return status and raise a CalledProcessError exception if necessary. The struct.pack_into in t/9802 can be converted into a single struct.pack call which is available in Python 2.4. Signed-off-by: Brandon Casey <> Acked-by: Pete Wyckoff <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <> support Python 2.5Brandon Casey
Python 2.5 and older do not accept None as the first argument to translate() and complain with: TypeError: expected a character buffer object As suggested by Pete Wyckoff, let's just replace the call to translate() with a regex search which should be more clear and more portable. This allows git-p4 to be used with Python 2.5. Signed-off-by: Brandon Casey <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2012-05-30INSTALL: update asciidoc recommendationJeff King
Since commit 6cf378f (docs: stop using asciidoc no-inline-literal), we no longer support asciidoc versions less than 8.4.1, which introduced inline literals. Note this in the INSTALL document. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2012-04-09git-p4: move to toplevelPete Wyckoff
Move git-p4 out of contrib/fast-import into the main code base, aside other foreign SCM tools. Signed-off-by: Pete Wyckoff <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2012-02-06Fix build problems related to profile-directed optimizationTheodore Ts'o
There was a number of problems I ran into when trying the profile-directed optimizations added by Andi Kleen in git commit 7ddc2710b9. (This was using gcc 4.4 found on many enterprise distros.) 1) The -fprofile-generate and -fprofile-use commands are incompatible with ccache; the code ends up looking in the wrong place for the gcda files based on the ccache object names. 2) If the makefile notices that CFLAGS are different, it will rebuild all of the binaries. Hence the recipe originally specified by the INSTALL file ("make profile-all" followed by "make install") doesn't work. It will appear to work, but the binaries will end up getting built with no optimization. This patch fixes this by using an explicit set of options passed via the PROFILE variable then using this to directly manipulate CFLAGS and EXTLIBS. The developer can run "make PROFILE=BUILD all ; sudo make PROFILE=BUILD install" automatically run a two-pass build with the test suite run in between as the sample workload for the purpose of recording profiling information to do the profile-directed optimization. Alternatively, the profiling version of binaries can be built using: make PROFILE=GEN PROFILE_DIR=/var/cache/profile all make PROFILE=GEN install and then after git has been used for a while, the optimized version of the binary can be built as follows: make PROFILE=USE PROFILE_DIR=/var/cache/profile all make PROFILE=USE install Signed-off-by: "Theodore Ts'o" <> Cc: Andi Kleen <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2012-01-27INSTALL: warn about recent Fedora breakageJunio C Hamano
Recent releases of Redhat/Fedora are reported to ship Perl binary package with some core modules stripped away (see against the upstream Perl5 people's wishes. The Time::HiRes module used by gitweb one of them. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2011-12-06i18n: add infrastructure for translating Git with gettextÆvar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
Change the skeleton implementation of i18n in Git to one that can show localized strings to users for our C, Shell and Perl programs using either GNU libintl or the Solaris gettext implementation. This new internationalization support is enabled by default. If gettext isn't available, or if Git is compiled with NO_GETTEXT=YesPlease, Git falls back on its current behavior of showing interface messages in English. When using the autoconf script we'll auto-detect if the gettext libraries are installed and act appropriately. This change is somewhat large because as well as adding a C, Shell and Perl i18n interface we're adding a lot of tests for them, and for those tests to work we need a skeleton PO file to actually test translations. A minimal Icelandic translation is included for this purpose. Icelandic includes multi-byte characters which makes it easy to test various edge cases, and it's a language I happen to understand. The rest of the commit message goes into detail about various sub-parts of this commit. = Installation Gettext .mo files will be installed and looked for in the standard $(prefix)/share/locale path. GIT_TEXTDOMAINDIR can also be set to override that, but that's only intended to be used to test Git itself. = Perl Perl code that's to be localized should use the new Git::I18n module. It imports a __ function into the caller's package by default. Instead of using the high level Locale::TextDomain interface I've opted to use the low-level (equivalent to the C interface) Locale::Messages module, which Locale::TextDomain itself uses. Locale::TextDomain does a lot of redundant work we don't need, and some of it would potentially introduce bugs. It tries to set the $TEXTDOMAIN based on package of the caller, and has its own hardcoded paths where it'll search for messages. I found it easier just to completely avoid it rather than try to circumvent its behavior. In any case, this is an issue wholly internal Git::I18N. Its guts can be changed later if that's deemed necessary. See <> for a further elaboration on this topic. = Shell Shell code that's to be localized should use the git-sh-i18n library. It's basically just a wrapper for the system's If isn't available we'll fall back on gettext(1) if it's available. The latter is available without the former on Solaris, which has its own non-GNU gettext implementation. We also need to emulate eval_gettext() there. If neither are present we'll use a dumb printf(1) fall-through wrapper. = About libcharset.h and langinfo.h We use libcharset to query the character set of the current locale if it's available. I.e. we'll use it instead of nl_langinfo if HAVE_LIBCHARSET_H is set. The GNU gettext manual recommends using langinfo.h's nl_langinfo(CODESET) to acquire the current character set, but on systems that have libcharset.h's locale_charset() using the latter is either saner, or the only option on those systems. GNU and Solaris have a nl_langinfo(CODESET), FreeBSD can use either, but MinGW and some others need to use libcharset.h's locale_charset() instead. =Credits This patch is based on work by Jeff Epler <> who did the initial Makefile / C work, and a lot of comments from the Git mailing list, including Jonathan Nieder, Jakub Narebski, Johannes Sixt, Erik Faye-Lund, Peter Krefting, Junio C Hamano, Thomas Rast and others. [jc: squashed a small Makefile fix from Ramsay] Signed-off-by: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <> Signed-off-by: Ramsay Jones <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2011-11-08docs: Update install-doc-quickJunio C Hamano
The preformatted documentation pages live in their own repositories these days. Adjust the installation procedure to the updated layout. Tested-by: Stefan Naewe <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2011-06-20Add explanation of the profile feedback build to the READMEAndi Kleen
Also explains that the are additional warnings. Signed-off-by: Andi Kleen <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2010-11-24docs: default to more modern toolsetJeff King
When the ASCIIDOC8 and ASCIIDOC_NO_ROFF knobs were built, many people were still on asciidoc 7 and using older versions of docbook-xsl. These days, even the almost 2-year-old Debian stable needs these knobs turned. So let's turn them by default. The new knobs ASCIIDOC7 and ASCIIDOC_ROFF can be used to get the old behavior if people are on older systems. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2010-09-27perl: bump the required Perl version to 5.8 from 5.6.[21]Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
Formalize our dependency on perl 5.8, bumped from 5.6.[12]. We already used the three-arg form of open() which was introduced in 5.6.1, but t/t9700/ explicitly depended on 5.6.2. However has been failing on the 5.6 line since it was introduced in v1.5.0-rc0~12^2~2 back in 2006 due to this open syntax: sub run_cmd_pipe { my $fh = undef; open($fh, '-|', @_) or die; return <$fh>; } Which when executed dies on "Can't use an undefined value as filehandle reference". Several of our tests also fail on 5.6 (even more when compiled with NO_PERL_MAKEMAKER=1): Our code is bitrotting on 5.6 with no-one interested in fixing it, and pinning us to such an ancient release of Perl is keeping us from using useful features introduced in the 5.8 release. The 5.6 series is now over 10 years old, and the 5.6.2 maintenance release almost 7. 5.8 on the other hand is more than 8 years old. All the modern Unix-like operating systems have now upgraded to it or a later version, and 5.8 packages are available for old IRIX, AIX Solaris and Tru64 systems. Signed-off-by: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <> Acked-by: Tor Arntsen <> Acked-by: Randal L. Schwartz <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2010-07-26INSTALL: configure /etc/xml/catalog to build docs on CygwinJon Seymour
Without additional configuration steps, the documentation build on Cygwin fails because the XML catalog is missing required rewrites for certain docbook resources. This patch documents the required configuration. Signed-off-by: Jon Seymour <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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 <>