On Wed, 8 Jan 2014 07:07:29 -0800 (PST) kameron cole <kc0...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Having trouble from the "git" go. I installed git on my Mac OSX > 10.7.5. Can't seem to git going. > > All of the git config commands in the documentation fail with the > error "Illegal instruction 4". What is this? I'd say Git process is failing due to it being sent a SIGILL signal which is usually sent to the process on POSIX-like systems (Mac OS X included) when it tries to execute on the host CPU a machine-level instruction which has no sense for that CPU. I might see two reasons for this: 1) a garbled binary file -- a typical reason might be your hard disk failing so when the installation process wrote that binary file to the filesystem its content silently became thrashed; 2) somehow you've managed to get a build of Git targeted for a hardware platform other than the one your OS runs on. I can't say more on (2) because I always assumed these days those "universal" bundles are supposed to work on any supported Mac desktop platforms, and these are Intels anyway (m68k are long gone, if I understand correctly). And sort of point #3: googling for the relevant info  yields that certain options used for compiling the code might provide what you're observing, namely, see  and . I have no idea how did you get your Git installation so it may or may not apply to you. Please do your own research. 1. https://www.google.com/search?q=mac+"Illegal+instruction+4" 2. http://stackoverflow.com/a/14285922/720999 3. http://stackoverflow.com/a/12906328/720999 -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Git for human beings" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to git-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.