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INSTALL: Reorder dependencies, split shell and Perl

The most important and non-optional dependencies should go first, so put
them there. While we're moving them, the descriptions for shell and perl
were archaic, referring to "bare-bones Porcelainish scripts" that have
become powerful and essential.

Signed-off-by: Brian Gernhardt <>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>

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 	- "zlib", the compression library. Git won't build without it.
+	- "ssh" is used to push and pull over the net.
+	- A POSIX-compliant shell is required to run many scripts needed
+	  for everyday use (e.g. "bisect", "pull").
+	- "Perl" is needed to use some of the features (e.g. preparing a
+	  partial commit using "git add -i/-p", interacting with svn
+	  repositories with "git svn").
 	- "openssl".  Unless you specify otherwise, you'll get the SHA1
 	  library from here.
         - "wish", the Tcl/Tk windowing shell is used in gitk to show the
           history graphically, and in git-gui.
-	- "ssh" is used to push and pull over the net
-	- "perl" and POSIX-compliant shells are needed to use most of
-	  the bare-bones Porcelainish scripts.
  - Some platform specific issues are dealt with Makefile rules,
    but depending on your specific installation, you may not
    have all the libraries/tools needed, or you may have