On Thu, 22 Nov 2012 07:42:59 -0600
Tim Chase <g...@tim.thechases.com> wrote:
> > So, to answer the original question, Git *might* be installed
> > under /opt, when doing manual compilation, but this is somewhat odd
> > due to a number of reasons--it's always better to first try
> > installing Git from a ready-made binary package. Every sensible OS
> > has Git packaged, and it's even available for Windows.
> > So when one installing Git on the server, the first thing to try is
> > to install it using the usual OS's means, like doing `apt-get
> > install git` or `yum install git` or whatever applies.
> The big exception is when running on older boxes. I admin on older
> Debian box where 18.104.22.168 is the latest version in the repos, so
> building from source gets a LOT of good stuff in git (i.e., makes
> git usable :). That said, I agree that I'd put it in /usr/local/...
> rather than /opt
Same thing here, but installing Git from backports helped me so far.