no, that is the reason..your imagination is just fine.
I want to automate creation of jenkins Linux slave machines and
the environment. I also want to control the version of Git installed on the
slaves so it will be aligned with all slaves. you can add an installer on
jenkins and have it deployed on the slave as a tar.gz file and than run
with it. whenever you wan to upgrade git version, you create a new pack and
this is done also since we don't run as root on the slave.

make sense to you ?

On Mon, Dec 31, 2012 at 4:22 PM, John McKown

> I can't help with this, but I can't help wondering why you want to run git
> on an arbitrary machine. Also, do you mean on a host running Windows,
> Linux, one of the *BSD's? You can't have a git which will run regardless of
> the host OS. Of course, you might be able to have a Windows git in one
> subdirectory, Linux in another, FreeBSD in another, and so on. I guess that
> would be on a Flash drive, perhaps partitioned  with one partition per OS,
> or maybe just a VFAT partition (<blech>).
> I just can't figure out why you need to have git on a machine
> "temporarily". Likely due to lack of imagination on my part.
> On Sunday, December 30, 2012 9:01:24 AM UTC-6, Gabby Romano wrote:
>> hi all - does anyone know where I can fine a portable version of Git for
>> Linux so no install is needed (yum or anything) ?
>> Thanks.
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