When compiling Git 2.0.1 on RedHat 5.9 as a non-root user I get the
following error:


make prefix=/home/eldon/local all doc info
    CC zlib.o
    CC unix-socket.o
    CC thread-utils.o
    CC compat/strlcpy.o
    AR libgit.a
/bin/sh: gar: command not found
make: *** [libgit.a] Error 127

My fix was to make a symlink below:


gar -> /usr/bin/ar


> lsb_release -i -r
Distributor ID: RedHatEnterpriseClient
Release:        5.9

I think the fix is to allow the use of "ar" if "gar" does not exist. I
don't know if this exists for every Redhat install but "gar" is not
available in /usr/bin but "ar" does.

> /usr/bin/ar --version
GNU ar 20061020
Copyright 2005 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

It could just be my corporate install of RedHat that is weird, but
thought this might be at least a point to describe a fix.

gcc --version
gcc (GCC) 4.1.2 20080704 (Red Hat 4.1.2-54)
Copyright (C) 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

Eldon Nelson
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