I have installed git onto my Mac OSX v10.7.5

I have downloaded and double clicked the installer package

I also ran the.sh for non-terminal programs

When I try to run commands for git in the terminal I just get an 'Illegal Instruction Message"

Any Help would be massively appreciated


Try compiling it from source.

  1. Uninstall the binary.

  2. Download git from here

  3. Launch terminal
  4. Cd to your downloads folder (don't do this if you are using wget)
  5. Run tar -xvf git-2.1.2.tar.gz
  6. Cd into that folder
  7. ./configure; make; sudo make install
  8. If you'd like, remove that folder.

If you have any errors, please post them here.

  • Thank you ever so much! Trying to start a flask project to teach to my high school class... This was really helpful!
    – Matt Scott
    Oct 15 '14 at 14:35

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