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From: Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>
To: Emily Shaffer <emilyshaffer@google.com>
Cc: git@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/3] myfirstcontrib: add dependency installation step
Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2019 18:12:51 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20191026011250.GB39574@google.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20191026005159.98405-3-emilyshaffer@google.com>

Hi,

Emily Shaffer wrote:

> Indicate that the user needs some dependencies before the build will run
> happily on their machine; this dependency list doesn't seem to be made
> clear anywhere else in the project documentation.

In theory, this info should be in INSTALL.  I wouldn't be surprised if
it's missing some info, though.

[...]
> --- a/Documentation/MyFirstContribution.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/MyFirstContribution.txt
> @@ -38,6 +38,30 @@ $ git clone https://github.com/git/git git
>  $ cd git
>  ----
>  
> +[[dependencies]]
> +=== Installing Dependencies
> +
> +To build Git from source, you need to have a handful of dependencies installed
> +on your system. For a hint of what's needed, you can take a look at
> +`ci/install-dependencies.sh`.
> +
> +To install the dependencies needed for a basic build on Linux, run something
> +like this (or replace `apt` with your distribution's package manager of choice):

pedantic nit: s/or replace/replacing/ ("or" would mean rpm is an
alternative to what came before, but "something like" in the phrase
before has rpm already included)

> +
> +----
> +# apt install libssl-dev zlib1g-dev libcurl4-gnutls-dev libexpat1-dev

Perhaps build-essential, too, in case they're using a system not set up
for development.

> +----
> +
> +Make sure that your environment has everything you need by building your brand
> +new clone of Git from the above step:
> +
> +----
> +$ make
> +----
> +
> +NOTE: The Git build is parallelizable. `-j#` is not included above but you can
> +use it as you prefer, here and elsewhere.
> +
>  [[identify-problem]]
>  === Identify Problem to Solve
>  
> @@ -138,9 +162,6 @@ NOTE: When you are developing the Git project, it's preferred that you use the
>  `DEVELOPER` flag; if there's some reason it doesn't work for you, you can turn
>  it off, but it's a good idea to mention the problem to the mailing list.
>  
> -NOTE: The Git build is parallelizable. `-j#` is not included above but you can
> -use it as you prefer, here and elsewhere.
> -
>  Great, now your new command builds happily on its own. But nobody invokes it.
>  Let's change that.

With whatever subset of the changes above make sense,
Reviewed-by: Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>

Thanks.

  reply	other threads:[~2019-10-26  1:12 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 20+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-10-26  0:51 [PATCH 0/3] some clarifications to MyFirstContribution Emily Shaffer
2019-10-26  0:51 ` [PATCH 1/3] myfirstcontrib: add 'psuh' to command-list.txt Emily Shaffer
2019-10-26  1:08   ` Jonathan Nieder
2019-10-26  8:00     ` SZEDER Gábor
2019-10-28  1:24       ` Junio C Hamano
2019-10-28 11:25         ` SZEDER Gábor
2019-10-29 20:39       ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-10-26  0:51 ` [PATCH 2/3] myfirstcontrib: add dependency installation step Emily Shaffer
2019-10-26  1:12   ` Jonathan Nieder [this message]
2019-10-28  1:27     ` Junio C Hamano
2019-10-31 20:58       ` Emily Shaffer
2019-10-26  0:51 ` [PATCH 3/3] myfirstcontrib: hint to find gitgitgadget allower Emily Shaffer
2019-10-26  1:15   ` Jonathan Nieder
2019-10-29 20:43     ` Johannes Schindelin
2019-10-27  1:39   ` Pratyush Yadav
2019-10-26  1:17 ` [PATCH 0/3] some clarifications to MyFirstContribution Jonathan Nieder
2019-10-31 21:03 ` [PATCH v2 " Emily Shaffer
2019-10-31 21:03   ` [PATCH v2 1/3] myfirstcontrib: add 'psuh' to command-list.txt Emily Shaffer
2019-10-31 21:03   ` [PATCH v2 2/3] myfirstcontrib: add dependency installation step Emily Shaffer
2019-10-31 21:03   ` [PATCH v2 3/3] myfirstcontrib: hint to find gitgitgadget allower Emily Shaffer

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