Since commit 20d2a30f8f (Makefile: replace perl/Makefile.PL with
simple make rules, 2017-12-10), the Git(3pm) man page is only
generated as an indirect dependency of the 'install-doc' and
'install-man' Makefile targets.  Consequently, if someone runs 'make
man && sudo make install-man' (or their 'doc' counterparts), then
Git(3pm) will be generated as root, and the resulting root-owned files
and directories will in turn cause the next user-run 'make clean' to
fail.  This was not an issue in the past, because Git(3pm) was
generated when 'make all' descended into 'perl/', which is usually not
run as root.

List Git(3pm) as a dependency of the 'doc' and 'man' Makefile targets,
too, so it gets generated by targets that are usually built as
ordinary users.

While at it, add 'install-man-perl' to the list of .PHONY targets.

Signed-off-by: SZEDER Gábor <>
 Makefile | 12 +++++++-----
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
index 5bcd83ddf3..8d2bf4de59 100644
--- a/Makefile
+++ b/Makefile
@@ -2214,13 +2214,15 @@ $(VCSSVN_LIB): $(VCSSVN_OBJS)
-.PHONY: doc man html info pdf
+.PHONY: doc man man-perl html info pdf
+doc: man-perl
        $(MAKE) -C Documentation all
+man: man-perl
        $(MAKE) -C Documentation man
+man-perl: perl/build/man/man3/Git.3pm
        $(MAKE) -C Documentation html
@@ -2618,7 +2620,7 @@ endif
        done && \
        ./check_bindir "z$$bindir" "z$$execdir" "$$bindir/git-add$X"
-.PHONY: install-gitweb install-doc install-man install-html install-info 
+.PHONY: install-gitweb install-doc install-man install-man-perl install-html 
install-info install-pdf
 .PHONY: quick-install-doc quick-install-man quick-install-html
        $(MAKE) -C gitweb install
@@ -2629,7 +2631,7 @@ install-doc: install-man-perl
 install-man: install-man-perl
        $(MAKE) -C Documentation install-man
-install-man-perl: perl/build/man/man3/Git.3pm
+install-man-perl: man-perl
        $(INSTALL) -d -m 755 '$(DESTDIR_SQ)$(mandir_SQ)/man3'
        (cd perl/build/man/man3 && $(TAR) cf - .) | \
        (cd '$(DESTDIR_SQ)$(mandir_SQ)/man3' && umask 022 && $(TAR) xof -)

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