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This page describes how to build and install Fossil. The -whole process is designed to be very easy.- -
You can skip steps 1.0 and 2.0 below by downloading -a precompiled binary -appropriate for your platform. If you use a precompiled binary -jump immediate to step 3.0.- -
Fossil is self-hosting, so you can obtain a ZIP archive containing -a snapshot of the latest version directly from fossil's own fossil -repository. Follow these steps:- -
Pointer your webbrowser at - -http://www.fossil-scm.org/fossil/login.
Log in as anonymous. The password is shown on screen. -The reason for requiring this login is to prevent spiders from -walking the entire website, downloading ZIP archives -of every historical version, and thereby soaking up all our bandwidth.
Click on the -Timeline or -Leaves link at -the top of the page.
Select a version of of fossil you want to download. Click on its -link. Note that you must successfully log in as "anonymous" in step 1 -above in order to see the link to the detailed version information.
On the version information page, click on the -"Zip Archive" link. This link will build a ZIP archive of the -complete source code and download it to your browser.
Follow these steps to compile:- -
Create a directory to hold the source code. Then unzip the -ZIP archive you downloaded into that directory. You should be -in the top-level folder of that directory
(Optional:) -Edit the Makefile to set it up like you want. You probably do not -need to do anything. Do not be intimidated: There are only 5 -variables in the makefile that can be changed. The whole Makefile -is only a few dozen lines long and most of those lines are comments.- -
Type "make" -
The finished binary is named "fossil". Put this binary in a -directory that is somewhere on your PATH environment variable. -It does not matter where.- -
(Optional:) -To uninstall, just delete the binary.-