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git-subtree manpage missing from git-manpages tarballs

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The git-subtree manpage is currently missing from the git-manpages tarballs at https://code.google.com/p/git-core/.

For example, https://code.google.com/p/git-core/downloads/detail?name=git-manpages-1.8.5.1.tar.gz
does not include it.

A side effect of this is that "git help subtree" fails when using git installed from homebrew, because the homebrew recipe uses those tarballs as its source of documentation.

posted Dec 8, 2013 by Ahmed Patel

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git-subtree and its documentation are in the contrib/subtree directory. contrib/subtree/Makefile includes rules to build a manpage for it.

If the homebrew rules are installing the git-subtree command from there, perhaps they could be tweaked to build the manpage, too. What do you think?

answer Dec 8, 2013 by Majula Joshi
Thanks - I guess git-manpages generally doesn't include bits from contrib then.

The homebrew recipe states:

 # We could build the manpages ourselves, but the build process depends
 # on many other packages, and is somewhat crazy, this way is easier.

So while I'm sure it's possible it sounds like the current process is preferred.
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