What's the difference between
sudo apt-get install git-all
sudo apt-get install git
Is there any advantage of installing either or all?
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Git-all contains all sub-packages, whilst Git only includes main components with minimal dependencies.
As stated in Git on Debian Packages, Git does for example not include
graphical user interface and revision tree visualizer, tools for interoperating with other VCS's, or a web interface..
Those are additional packages.
If you look at Git-all on Debian Packages, you see it states
I believe running
sudo apt-get install git-all is roughly equivalent to running
sudo apt-get --install-suggests install git. The latter caused problems for me on Ubuntu 15.10. Among other packages, it tried to install git-daemon-run, which didn't work. (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/runit/+bug/1448164)
git-daemon-sysvinit first, then
git, worked better for me.
So, to finish my thought, you can install either
git-all or just
git, depending on your requirements. But
git-all has the caveat that you will need to install another package first. (git-daemon-sysvinit)
On my Ubuntu 17.10 x64 git-all v2.14.1 depends on:
In my case git-all installed 93 packages totalling 215 MiB with all dependencies.
So, it's up to you which packages to install..
P.S. You can get all this information, for example, from Synaptic Package Manager.