On do, 2016-09-01 at 10:43 -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Dennis Kaarsemaker <den...@kaarsemaker.net> writes:
> > b1de9de2 back in 2005 ensured that we could create a tarball with 'make
> > dist' even if git wasn't installed yet. These days however, chances are
> > higher that a git version is available. Add a config.mak knob to allow
> > people to choose to use the installed version of git to create the
> > tarball and avoid the overhead of building git-archive.
> Thanks, but not interested.
Pity. Would save me quite a bit of tarball build time.
> We do not know what vintage of "git" happens to be installed on the
> platform, but we know how "git archive" we ship with the source
> ought to behave.
That's why I didn't want to make it the default, but merely make it an
available option for saving some build time for people who know their
git is up-to-date enough.