Compiling git 2.0 on cygwin

I had some troubles compiling git 2.0 under cygwin. I present you with a very dirty hack to do so. Proper patch will probably follow. Did I mention that the hack is dirty and will make your hands burn if you’re gonna type it in ?

git clone
cd git
git checkout v2.0.1
# so far so good...

# oops
# ....

make[2]: /home/cplotnicki/dev/git/perl/0: Command not found
perl.mak:375: recipe for target 'blib/lib/.exists' failed
make[2]: *** [blib/lib/.exists] Error 127
Makefile:16: recipe for target 'all' failed
make[1]: *** [all] Error 2
Makefile:1653: recipe for target 'all' failed
make: *** [all] Error 2

Want perl as ‘0’ ? Well, why not. Here you are:

# link perl as 0 to some directory that is in your path
ln -s /usr/bin/perl ~/tools/0
# also link here, obviously.
# 'perl' is a direct subdir for your git checkout
ln -s /usr/bin/perl perl/0

make # should now compile

# cygwin's permission scheme is very peculiar
# here, have a dirty hack for your default install
# where there is no su or sudo
chmod a+rwX -R /usr/local/share/man/man3
chmod a+rwX -R /usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl

make install
git --version
# should display 2.0.1.
# update man pages' cache manually

See also