I am a newbie. How do I install Magit from its git repository? Where do you copy the repositories of Emacs packages? And how to get the correct path in Aquamacs?

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    Commented Dec 16, 2015 at 4:55

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Of course that is covered by the manual.

Personally I install all my packages as git submodules. To do that I run.

git submodule add --name magit [email protected]:magit/magit.git lib/magit

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