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authorEric Wong <e@80x24.org>2019-01-10 04:53:10 +0000
committerEric Wong <e@80x24.org>2019-01-10 06:46:49 +0000
commit50c822076abee76c3133ffc3482488392eecedfb (patch)
tree903752fbe9b3497cfaa67a8739d901223d91f9a9 /INSTALL
parente041f5446ad266ee24e41a38e0090e2a65167606 (diff)
downloadpublic-inbox-50c822076abee76c3133ffc3482488392eecedfb.tar.gz
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.
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@@ -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
-* Perl
+* 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: