The solution that I found was to use Git 18.104.22.168, which you can download
On Wednesday, January 8, 2014 8:05:33 AM UTC-8, kameron cole wrote:
> 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 <
>> On Wed, 8 Jan 2014 07:07:29 -0800 (PST)
>> > 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
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