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Add IRC channel to README

Link to @ddemaree's installer .pkg.
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@@ -17,7 +17,7 @@ Here's why you may prefer Homebrew to the alternatives:
3. The GoboLinux approach
Packages are installed into their own prefix (eg. /usr/local/Cellar/wget)
- and then symlinked into the Homebrew prefox (eg. /usr/local).
+ and then symlinked into the Homebrew prefix (eg. /usr/local).
This way packages can be managed with existing command line tools. You can
uninstall with rm -rf, list with find, query with du. It also means you
@@ -114,9 +114,9 @@ so you need Xcode:
<http://developer.apple.com/technology/xcode.html>
-Many build scripts assume MacPorts or Fink on OS X. Which isn't a problem
-until you uninstall them and stuff you built with Homebrew breaks. So
-uninstall them (if you prefer renaming their root folders is sufficient).
+Many build scripts assume MacPorts or Fink on OS X. Which isn't too much of a
+problem until you uninstall them and stuff you built with Homebrew breaks. So
+uninstall them (if you prefer, renaming their root folders is sufficient).
<http://trac.macports.org/wiki/FAQ#uninstall>
<http://www.finkproject.org/faq/usage-fink.php#removing>
@@ -126,8 +126,12 @@ Now, download Homebrew:
git clone git://github.com/mxcl/homebrew.git
If this leaves you shaking your head because you are installing Homebrew
-*in order to* install git, then try this installer script:
-<http://gist.github.com/179275>
+*in order to* install git, then try [this installer script][sh] or [this
+.pkg installer][pkg]. Note these are somewhat new and are not stamped
+"definitely works" yet.
+
+[sh]: http://demaree.me/x/7
+[pkg]: http://gist.github.com/179275
Homebrew is self-contained so once you've put it somewhere, it's ready to go.
Copy this directory anywhere you like. But we recommend installing to
@@ -281,4 +285,7 @@ FAQ
Maybe. But remember, Homebrew is still incomplete. Be forgiving in your
approach and be willing to fork and contribute fixes. Thanks!
+4. Is there an IRC channel?
+ Yes, <irc://irc.freenode.net#machomebrew>.
+
[wiki]: http://wiki.github.com/mxcl/homebrew

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