Git for OS X

This is an installer package for git revision control system for Mac OS X. I created this because I needed to use git on a number of different Macs, and didn't want to compile it each time or use something like MacPorts.

This first one is compiled for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or later; this version should properly support git-http-push:

git-1.6.1.pkg (52M)
git-1.6.1.pkg (52M)
(January 23, 2009)

To install, download the zip file and extract it, and open the file (it will open in Installer); follow the normal procedure to install the package.

Once installed, the programs will be in /usr/local/bin and the manual pages will be in /usr/local/man. To use git, you'll need to add /usr/local/bin to the PATH environment variable, usually by placing this:

export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/bin

into the file ~/.bashrc.

Also available is this package that will also work on Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger). This does not support git-http-push, because the libraries git needs for that command are not up-to-date enough on Mac OS X 10.4.

git-1.5.4.3-1.mpkg.zip (67M)
git-1.5.4.3-1.mpkg.zip (67M)

If you have any problems or questions with these packages, you can email me at casey.s.marshall at Google's free email service.

Happy hacking.