REQUEST: better install support/documentation

Ryan Lewis me at
Thu Sep 1 18:51:36 CEST 2011


sorry I am not on the list.

I've used this:

make CGIT_SCRIPT_PATH= DESTDIR=/home/rhl/webapps/cgit install

please explain where the default cgitrc file is installed to (because
it looks like the makefile does not install one), OR tell me where the
default location to put it is, but it is totally unclear.

I don't have root access to /etc would be bad.

And I can't submit a patch for documentation if I don't know what I am
doing myself.


On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 3:10 PM, Ryan Lewis <me at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I very much want to use your software, but, I have too much trouble
> installing it.
> the purpose of a Makefile is to alleviate the stress of configuration,
> if there needs to be an appropriate .htaccess file generated, can you
> please automate this, instead of vaguely instructing us what needs to
> be done in a README, or at least, be a bit more detailed about what
> needs to be done.
> Also, the install process assumes root and installation in some root
> directory, most people hosting websites use shared hosts, without root
> access. can you make it so that I can point the makefile at a
> directory (like the directory where files for and
> maybe a /home/cgit directory, where any configuration files or
> repositories might live?
> since you clearly seem to know how to set this up, it would be nice if
> you could give us, those who want to use your software, some help.
> thanks for all your help, and I really like CGIT,
> -rhl

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