[blfs-dev] Git-1.7.9 issues
baloukasthan at sch.gr
Fri Feb 17 09:50:51 PST 2012
I just subscribed on this list. I hope I can help.
The book states python-2.7.2 as required dependency. I'm not sure if the
INSTALL source tree's file is up to date, but it says nothing about
python. Except zlib that is in LFS, it states ssh, Perl, openssl,
libcurl, expat, Tcl/Tk and gettext as dependencies. I also looked on the
web and found python as optional for various helper scripts.
I had install git-1.7.9 before it was added to the book. Configured with
--prefix=/usr it installed files under /usr/libexec/git-core/. So to
conform with the book's policy, --libexecdir option should be used. I
checked that if --libexecdir=/usr/lib is passed, installs under
The book has --with-gitconfig=/etc/gitconfig.
configure --help says:
--with-gitconfig=VALUE Use VALUE instead of /etc/gitconfig as
the global git configuration file.
If VALUE is not fully qualified it
will be interpreted as a path relative
to the computed prefix at runtime.
In the first paragraph of source tree's Documentation/config.txt says:
The file `/etc/gitconfig` can be used to store a system-wide default
So /etc/gitconfig must be the default.
Two possible typos:
If you want to use git svn you will to install Subversion-1.7.1 and its
To set the location of the SSL certificates for all just the current user:
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