REQUEST: better install support/documentation

Lukas Fleischer cgit at
Fri Sep 2 11:04:17 CEST 2011

On Thu, Sep 01, 2011 at 12:51:36PM -0400, Ryan Lewis wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.

Correct, you will need to create a config file yourself. Looking at the
Makefile, the default location is "/etc/cgitrc" and you can override
that using the "CGIT_CONFIG" variable.

> 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.

RTFM (read the fine Makefile) :)

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