Commit 50e844ce authored by Eli Zaretskii's avatar Eli Zaretskii

* nt/INSTALL: Add instructions for installing Git.

parent 8b95ee49
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If these short instructions somehow fail, read the rest of this
file.
* Installing Git for Windows
Skip this section if you already have Git installed and configured,
or if you are building from the release tarball, not from the
development repository.
Git for Windows is available from this download page:
https://github.com/git-for-windows/git/releases
That page offers both 32-bit and 64-bit installations; pick the one
suitable for your OS. In general, we recommend to install a 64-bit
Git if you have a 64-bit Windows system; the 32-bit Git will run on
64-bit Windows just fine, but might run into memory problems where
the 64-bit Git won't.
During Git installation, be sure to select the "Checkout as-is,
commit as-is" option from the "Configure line ending conversions"
dialog. Otherwise, Git will convert text files to DOS-style CRLF
end-of-line (EOL) format, which will cause subtle problems when
building Emacs, because MSYS tools (see below) used to build Emacs
use binary file I/O that preserves the CR characters that get in the
way of some text-processing tools, like 'makeinfo' and the commands
invoked by the autogen.sh script.
If you already have Git installed and configured with some other EOL
conversion option, you will need to reconfigure it, removing the
following variables from all of your .gitconfig files:
core.eol
core.safecrlf
core.autocrlf
If you cloned the Emacs directory before changing these config
variables, you will have to delete the repository and re-clone it
after the change.
The instructions for cloning the Emacs repository can be found on
the Emacs's Savannah project page:
https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/emacs
* Installing MinGW and MSYS
Make sure you carefully read the following two sections in their
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optional libraries near the end of this document, before you start
the build. Also, consider installing additional MinGW packages that
are required/recommended, especially if you are building from the
repository, as described in the next section.
development repository, as described in the next section.
** Installing MinGW and MSYS manually
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been warned!
Additional MinGW packages are required/recommended, especially if
you are building from the repository:
you are building from the development repository:
. Texinfo (needed to produce the Info manuals when building from
the repository, and for "make install")
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