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From: Johannes Schindelin <>
To: Junio C Hamano <>
Subject: cc/require-tcl-tk-for-build, was Re: What's cooking in git.git (Nov 2017, #08; Tue, 28)
Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2017 14:38:32 +0100 (CET)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Hi Junio,

On Wed, 29 Nov 2017, Junio C Hamano wrote:

> * cc/require-tcl-tk-for-build (2017-11-27) 1 commit
>  - Makefile: check that tcl/tk is installed
>  A first-time builder of Git may have installed neither tclsh nor
>  msgfmt, in which case git-gui and gitk part will fail and break the
>  build.  As a workaround, refuse to run a build when tclsh is not
>  installed and NO_TCLTK is not set.
>  Undecided.
>  I still feel that requring tclsh to be installed, with or without
>  "escape hatch" for experts, may be too heavy-handed.

FWIW I agree, from a maintainer's point of view (even if Git for Windows
always had a working Tcl/Tk, I remember the times when I did not have the
luxury of tclsh being there, and my quota was not enough to allow for
compiling *both* emacs and Tcl/Tk on that box).


  parent reply	other threads:[~2017-12-01 13:39 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-11-29  1:17 What's cooking in git.git (Nov 2017, #08; Tue, 28) Junio C Hamano
2017-12-01 13:33 ` Johannes Schindelin
2017-12-01 13:38 ` Johannes Schindelin [this message]
2017-12-01 13:49 ` jt/diff-anchored-patience, was " Johannes Schindelin
2017-12-01 13:56 ` Lars Schneider
2017-12-01 14:32 ` jn/reproducible-build, was " Johannes Schindelin
2017-12-01 15:41   ` Lars Schneider
2017-12-01 16:49 ` Jeff Hostetler
2017-12-03  0:27   ` Junio C Hamano

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