> I'm thinking that the MSYSGIT package is a bundling of a native Windows
> git that uses MSYS for the shell of choice for scripting. In fact if
> you grep the git.exe program you'll not find MSYS in it nor in any of
> the libexec/git-core/*.exe files.
>> I do know the bundled perl they ship is newer than ours.
> I was interested to know what I needed to copy from the MSYSGIT package
> to determine what exactly was needed from it. While perl is used in
> some scripts like git-difftool, I didn't need the one distributed by the
> So, while not MSYS dependent it is still usable within MSYS, just not
> within RXVT.
Hi Earnie, All,
I have build of that git (I'm not affiliated with the project). It's mingw
build, not msys one.
The source of "just the git" were taken from repository:
Dependencies are: zlib, ssh, Perl, openssl, libcurl, expat, wish.
Some of them are optional if particular functionality is not required.
Full info on dependencies:
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