I'm managing Xcode plug-ins via Alcatraz.

Everything was alright until I installed and then uninstalled Git following instruction in the uninstalled.sh file in official git.zip file:

sudo rm -rf /usr/local/git/   
sudo rm /etc/paths.d/git   
sudo rm /etc/manpaths.d/git

I have no idea what I've done with git would affect Alcatraz. Once I click Package Manager in Xcode I get this error:

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Even re-install the Alcatraz it's still there.


I did install the Command Line Tool following Xcode Command Line Tool tutorial

Here's the message I got:

myMacBook-Air:~ me$ gcc --version   
Configured with:--prefix=/Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/usr --with-gxx-include-dir=/usr/include/c++/4.2.1  
Apple LLVM version 7.0.0 (clang-700.0.72) Target: x86_64-apple-darwin14.5.0 
Thread model: posix

The Warning still pops up.

How could I fix this?

  • Did you (re)install the command line tools as the error message suggests?
    – nohillside
    Sep 21, 2015 at 5:53
  • @patrix nope ...did nothing with the command line tool. Sep 21, 2015 at 6:12
  • Then maybe you could do this as this seems to be the recommended way to solve the problem?!
    – nohillside
    Sep 21, 2015 at 6:13
  • @patrix I found nothing to download in the Preference Downloads section. Also I did install the Command Line Tool via Terminal, please see the update. Error keeps showing up. Sep 21, 2015 at 6:55

1 Answer 1


After installing git-2.5.3-intel-universal-mavericks you have at least three git executables on your Mac:

  • /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/usr/bin/git (v2.3.8 (Apple Git-58))
  • /usr/local/git/bin/git (v2.5.3)
  • /usr/bin/git (which is a stub only)

If you've followed the instructions in the README.txt inside the git-2.5.3-intel-universal-mavericks.dmg you probably renamed the original git stub:

sudo mv /usr/bin/git /usr/bin/git-system

Renaming or removing the stub already breaks Alcatraz.

You may now whether rename git-system:

sudo mv /usr/bin/git-system /usr/bin/git

or reinstall git-2.5.3-intel-universal-mavericks and link the GIT-git to /usr/bin:

sudo ln -s /usr/local/git/bin/git /usr/bin

to fix your issue.

  • Super effective! I installed git via official dmg file, and typing which git showed me /usr/local/git/bin/git. I did nothing with the file name. Anyway, thanks for saving my life! Sep 21, 2015 at 15:57

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