Building Ninject / Ninject Extensions Without Git

We received the following question about building Ninject:

I’ve downloaded the source files for both context extensions and namedscopes (Ninject) and have followed the instructions in "how to build.txt" exactly, but I cannot get either NAnt script to build. I keep getting an error from git saying
[exec] fatal: Not a git repository (or any of the parent directories): .git
BUILD FAILED – 0 non-fatal error(s), 1 warning(s)"
what gives? what do I not know to do?
Thank you for taking a moment to educate me. I have googled far and wide and can’t seem to find any help with this error. Note: I’ve never used git, I don’t have a git repository, I don’t have a github account. What dependency do I need to get started?

Ninject build files assume that you are running them inside of a Git repository. The need the Git repository to determine the version to be used for the built assemblies.

There are three solutions to this problem:

  1. Install Git, clone the repository and then run the build script
  2. Change the build script so that a hard-coded version is used by removing the Git related parts and defining the version directly
  3. Build within Visual Studio

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