Fs2 open on Linux/Installing Git
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Git is a version control system used to manage changes to documents, such as source files. Developers use git so they can easily coordinate their code changes with those of other developers through a git repository.
Be aware that when you use a copy of fs2_open from git, you are using the most recent revision of the fs2_open code. The newest code might have new features and bug fixes, but it might also be less stable, perform worse, or might not even compile.
You will need a git client to download ("check out" in git terminology) a copy of fs2_open from the Source Code Project's github repository. The instructions for getting a client are specific to each Linux distribution.
Debian, Ubuntu, and Linux Mint users should run:
$ apt-get install git
Gentoo users should run:
$ emerge -a git
Arch Linux users should run:
$ pacman -Sy git
Fedora Core ) (and most likely Red Hat / Centos) users should run:
# yum install git
Mandriva users should run:
# urpmi git
Novell SuSE users should install git via YaST (if it is not already available after installing the build tools).
FreeBSD 10 users may already have git, but if not, should run:
$ sudo pkg install git