Imported from Lighthouse. Original ticket at: http://rails.lighthouseapp.com/projects/8994/tickets/6530
Created by Matt Ryall - 2011-03-05 06:14:19 UTC
Working on a new machine, I didn't have git installed when I was trying to install a rails plugin. Unfortunately, the plugin installation fails silently with no indication of what is happening:
$ r plugin install git://github.com/toland/app_version.git
It would be great if this failed with a meaningful message instead. Even just 'git is not installed' would do it.
Several other people have also had the same problem:
Imported from Lighthouse.
Comment by Eian Counts - 2011-03-08 04:45:35 UTC
For what it is worth, attached a patch that checks (also looks for svn).
Also created a pull request at #208.
Attachments saved to Gist: http://gist.github.com/971804