Forgot the S-O-B...

On Tue, Apr 16, 2013 at 8:47 AM, Drew Northup <> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 16, 2013 at 8:26 AM, Jakub Narębski <> wrote:
>> Drew: gitweb(1) or gitweb.conf(5) solution is more involved, so
>> perhaps something like that?
> That or: (or both I suppose....hopefully not too mangled by Google's
> mail gadget)

Subject: [PATCH] [PATCH] Documentation/gitweb.conf.txt: Move note
about config order precedence

To go along with Jakub Narebski's cleanup of gitweb/INSTALL; making
it clear that gitweb's config files work differently than a lot of
other system-wide software. This is unobtrusive yet to the point.

Signed-off-by: Drew Northup <>
 Documentation/gitweb.conf.txt | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/gitweb.conf.txt b/Documentation/gitweb.conf.txt
index eb63631..05c81e7 100644
--- a/Documentation/gitweb.conf.txt
+++ b/Documentation/gitweb.conf.txt
@@ -55,7 +55,8 @@ following order:
    then fallback system-wide configuration file (defaults to

 Values obtained in later configuration files override values obtained earlier
-in the above sequence.
+in the above sequence. This is different from many system-wide software
+installations and will stay this way for historical reasons.

 Locations of the common system-wide configuration file, the fallback
 system-wide configuration file and the per-instance configuration file

-Drew Northup
"As opposed to vegetable or mineral error?"
-John Pescatore, SANS NewsBites Vol. 12 Num. 59
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