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Re: New setup for octave needed git.

From: linuxbckp
Subject: Re: New setup for octave needed git.
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2022 08:35:09 +0800 (GMT+08:00)

When retreiving source code it may need mercurial and git. But if you already have source code(or tarball) and all dependencies are ready, you don't need git any more.

VCS softwares, like Git, are usually not regarded as dependecies.

From: "Doug Stewart"<doug.dastew@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, Jul 23, 2022 04:53 AM
To: "Dmitri A. Sergatskov"<dasergatskov@gmail.com>;
Cc: "Octave Maintainers List"<octave-maintainers@octave.org>;
Subject: Re: New setup for octave needed git.

On Fri, 22 Jul 2022 at 16:39, Dmitri A. Sergatskov <dasergatskov@gmail.com> wrote:

On Fri, Jul 22, 2022 at 3:33 PM Doug Stewart <doug.dastew@gmail.com> wrote:
I just installed ubuntu 22.04 on a new hard drive.
I then cloned octave.
using the newest one for 22.04

Bootstrap said I needed git.
so I installed it with apt-get.

Should git be added to that list of dependencies?

I think the list is to compile the release tarball. git is needed if you are
compiling a hg snapshot.

It says:
(Some of these packages might only be needed when building from a repository checkout.)


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