Commit 3c020154 authored by Erik Edrosa's avatar Erik Edrosa

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Guile-Git is a GNU Guile library providing bindings to
Copyright © 2016, 2017 Amirouche Boubekki
Copyright © 2018 Erik Edrosa
Copyright © 2016, 2017 Amirouche Boubekki
Copyright © 2018, 2019 Erik Edrosa
Copying and distribution of this file, with or without modification,
are permitted in any medium without royalty provided the copyright
notice and this notice are preserved. This file is offered as-is,
without any warranty.
## Documentation
## Requirements
The documentation is currently a work in progress, so please read the
source and have a look at the [libgit2 API](
Guile-Git requires the following to be installed.
- [GNU Guile]( >= 2.0.11
- [libgit2](
- [scheme-bytestructures](
## Installation
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## How to contribute
A common issue you may encounter when installing, especially on Ubuntu
and Fedora, is guild not being found when you run `configure`. This
happens because the configure script finds a symbolic link to a
version of guile with a version number, like guile-2.2. This then has
the configure script check for guild-2.2 which does not exist. To fix
this, you can provide the path to the version of guile you want to
install it for.
./configure GUILE=$(which guile)
## Contributing
The easiest way to start hacking on guile-git is to install
[GNU Guix]( and run the following command:
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> guix environment -l guix.scm
To build from git you do:
To run the unit tests you do:
make check
You can then:
- Create a pull request on gitlab
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- Come and ping `OrangeShark` about it at ``.
And don't forget to add a unit test!
## License
Guile-Git is licenced under GPLv3 or later. See COPYING file for
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