The trouble is that I am running OSX Lion and the brew installer doesn't
quite do everything (it is a Snow Leopard install.  The real answer here is
to build a later version of GIT using a dev package).

But the short answer is:

 git resides under /usr/local that is not in your path in OS X Lion. Just
add it :

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

Then :

source ~/.bash_profile

On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 10:29 AM, Konstantin Khomoutov <> wrote:

> On Wed, 8 Jan 2014 07:07:29 -0800 (PST)
> kameron cole <> 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 [1] yields that
> certain options used for compiling the code might provide what you're
> observing, namely, see [2] and [3].  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."Illegal+instruction+4";
> 2.
> 3.

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