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From: Emily Shaffer <emilyshaffer@google.com>
To: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
Cc: Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>, git@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/3] myfirstcontrib: add dependency installation step
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2019 13:58:05 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20191031205805.GC229589@google.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <xmqqimo9bqwy.fsf@gitster-ct.c.googlers.com>

On Mon, Oct 28, 2019 at 10:27:25AM +0900, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com> writes:
> 
> > 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)
> 
> This section, as you hinted at the beginning, should be a single
> sentence, i.e. just "follow INSTALL".  Any clarifications should 
> be made as a patch to the INSTALL file.

Thanks. I ended up with a little over one sentence; I don't like that a
newbie following INSTALL file would end up with their locally-built Git
installed (and they may only be interested in a one-off contribution,
and never fetch again, or something) so I tried to highlight the
dependencies portion of INSTALL:

  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
  `INSTALL`, paying close attention to the section about Git's dependencies on
  external programs and libraries. That document mentions a way to "test-drive"
  our freshly built Git without installing; that's the method we'll be using in
  this tutorial.

  Make sure that your environment has everything you need by building your brand
  new clone of Git from the above step:

 - Emily

  reply	other threads:[~2019-10-31 20:58 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
2019-10-28  1:27     ` Junio C Hamano
2019-10-31 20:58       ` Emily Shaffer [this message]
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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