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git archive error "gzip -cn: gzip: command not found" with MinGit package on windows #1970
Okay, it is specific to
So my current thinking is: If we can somehow implement the bare minimum code in
This should help: https://github.com/madler/zlib/blob/master/test/minigzip.c
@Rastaban I had a thorough look today, and it seems that the proper solution to this would be to change
Based on past experience with Git for Windows users, I am not sure whether you fall into the exciting group of contributors who only need minimal guidance and are eager to fix their issue?
If not, you can just go and copy
Of course, I hope you fall into that exciting group, in which case I would be happy to assist you.
up for grabs
Dec 9, 2018
@dscho, I am unable to commit to it at this time. In order to unblock vcpkg we will switch to one of the larger packages that already has gzip. When I have a block of free time I will take you up on your offer to assist me in making this change (unless someone else gets to it first)
for future reference, where would I find the instructions for building git on windows?
Hi @r1walz - Is there any specific information that is currently missing in this issue (#1970) thread for you, at least to get started with a trial build of the current release, just to 'pipe clean' the process?
If any of the wiki/Building-Git steps fail to work for you then do please do tell us so we can improve them.