|author||Eric Wong <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2019-01-10 04:53:10 +0000|
|committer||Eric Wong <email@example.com>||2019-01-10 06:46:49 +0000|
This allows v1 tests to continue working on git 1.8.0 for now. This allows git 2.1.4 packaged with Debian 8 ("jessie") to run old tests, at least. I suppose it's safe to drop Debian 7 ("wheezy") due to our dependency on git 1.8.0 for "merge-base --is-ancestor". Writing V2 repositories requires git 2.6 for "get-mark" support, so mask out tests for older gits.
Diffstat (limited to 'INSTALL')
1 files changed, 9 insertions, 2 deletions
@@ -5,6 +5,13 @@ This is for folks who want to setup their own public-inbox instance.
Clients should use normal git-clone/git-fetch, or NNTP clients
if they want to import mail into their personal inboxes.
+public-inbox is developed on Debian GNU/Linux systems and will
+never depend on packages outside of the "main" component of
+the "stable" distribution, currently Debian 9.x ("stretch")
+Most packages are available in other GNU/Linux distributions;
+and FreeBSD support can happen.
TODO: this still needs to be documented better,
also see the scripts/ and sa_config/ directories in the source tree
@@ -14,8 +21,8 @@ Requirements
public-inbox requires a number of other packages to access its full
functionality. The core tools are, of course:
+* Git (1.8.0+, 2.6+ for writing v2 repositories)
+* Perl 5.8+
* SQLite (needed for Xapian use)
To accept incoming mail into a public inbox, you'll likely want: