will install the git programs in your own ~/bin/ directory. If you want
to do a global install, you can do
- make prefix=/usr install
+ $ make prefix=/usr ;# as yourself
+ # make prefix=/usr install ;# as root
-(or prefix=/usr/local, of course). Some day somebody may send me a RPM
-spec file or something, and you can do "make rpm" or whatever.
+(or prefix=/usr/local, of course). Just like any program suite
+that uses $prefix, the built results have some paths encoded,
+which are derived from $prefix, so "make all; make prefix=/usr
+install" would not work.