Re: Updated git HOWTO for kernel hackers

From: Jeff Garzik
Date: Wed Jun 22 2005 - 18:01:10 EST

Dave Jones wrote:
On Wed, Jun 22, 2005 at 06:24:54PM -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> > Things in git-land are moving at lightning speed, and usability has > improved a lot since my post a month ago:
> > > > 1) installing git
> > git requires bootstrapping, since you must have git installed in order > to check out git.git (git repo), and linux-2.6.git (kernel repo). I > have put together a bootstrap tarball of today's git repository.
> > Download tarball from:

<blatant self-promotion>
daily snapshots (refreshed once an hour) are available at:
</blatant self-promotion>

> tarball build-deps: zlib, libcurl, libcrypto (openssl)
> > install tarball: unpack && make && sudo make prefix=/usr/local install

the sudo thing isn't necessary. make install by itself installs it
in ~/bin/ just fine.

Clearly this does not work if installing in /usr/local, as I and others do (and as the example shows).

> After reading the rest of this document, come back and update your copy > of git to the latest:
> rsync://

See above, which allows you to skip this step ;)

huh? Nothing allows you to skip that step. Regardless of when you suck the tarball, even from your snapshots, the users should not skip this step.


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