On Sun, Feb 03, 2013 at 05:34:00PM +0000, Philip Oakley wrote:
> I have recently got a spare laptop and installed Linux (I've been on
> Windows since 3.1, and stuff before that) , and I'm trying to get my
> head around some of the Git install issues on Linux. In particular
> how to compile my own version of Git, separate from the installed
> I've got Ubuntu
> Description: Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS
> Release: 12.04
> Codename: precise
Unless you *really* need the latest (i.e. tip of the "master") Git,
the best bet is to either stick with what's provided by the OS
or install a more fresh (usually the latest upstream release) using the
so-called backports. This has been discussed here recently,
please see .
Also, as you've probably inferred from the thread, if you want both the
"stock" installation of Git (provided by the OS) to coexist with your
manually-built version, it's best to configure the build in such a way
that `make install` installs everything under a single directory
(typically under your home directory) -- this eases maintenance as you
later can just `rm -rf` it.
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