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Matt Ryall

Plugin install from Github should fail with a message if Git is not installed

Reported by Matt Ryall | March 5th, 2011 @ 06:14 AM

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://

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:

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