You have surely heard of the latest thing to happen to version control. Git, written be Linux creator Linus Torvalds, is a popular version control system designed to handle very large projects with speed and efficiency. Installing Git on Mac OS X Leopard is actually pretty simple and blazingly fast. It installed so quickly I thought it was a mistake.
Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard (untested in Tiger) Xcode 3.0 Terminal skills
Set Options since we don’t have GNU gettext installed
export TCL_PATH=/usr/bin/tclsh export NO_MSGFMT=1 With those environment variables set we can move on to building Git.
Get and Install Git
curl -O http://kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/git-184.108.40.206.tar.bz2 tar xjvf git-220.127.116.11.tar.bz2 cd git-18.104.22.168/ ./configure make sudo make install cd
That’s it, enjoy.
July 9, 2008: Git binaries are now available from the official git-osx-installer Google Code project.