On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 2:06 PM, Melton Low (devl) <softw.d...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Did you do a "sudo make install" as the last step?
> As a general rule of thumb on OS X, don't update or otherwise do anything to
> stuff installed by Apple. You have to install the newer version from the
> Git repository to a different directory, eg /usr/local or /usr/local/git .
It's never any fun doing this stuff yourself.
If you're new to this stuff then I would highly recommend using homebrew:
Once you've installed it you can say, "brew install git".
> ./configure --prefix=/usr/local
> ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/git
> make all
> sudo make install
> Then change your login profile, from the terminal, to reflect the new bin
> location, eg /usr/local/bin or /usr/local/git/bin .
> Hope this help.
> Olivier de Broqueville wrote:
>> I've learnt that Xcode installs git by default on the Mac. My current
>> version of git is 220.127.116.11 and it's located in /usr/bin/git.
>> I wanted to update git to the latest stable version available:
>> 18.104.22.168. I proceeded with the instructions on:
>> http://git-scm.com/downloads and typed:
>> git clone https://github.com/git/git.git
>> (rather than using the .dmg file because I don't want to install a new
>> version of git in addition to the existing one used by Xcode.
>> Furthermore, I have no idea where the new version would end up being
>> installed and I've read that users have had trouble doing this!)
>> This rendered the following results:
>> Oliviers-iMac:~ odebroqueville$ git clone https://github.com/git/git.git
>> Cloning into 'git'...
>> remote: Counting objects: 157697, done.
>> remote: Compressing objects: 100% (53116/53116), done.
>> remote: Total 157697 (delta 114700), reused 143715 (delta 102625)
>> Receiving objects: 100% (157697/157697), 39.56 MiB | 2.01 MiB/s, done.
>> Resolving deltas: 100% (114700/114700), done.
>> Oliviers-iMac:~ odebroqueville$ which git
>> Oliviers-iMac:~ odebroqueville$ git --version
>> git version 22.214.171.124 (Apple Git-37)
>> As you can see, nothing seems to have changed!
>> Would you have any explanations?
>> Thank you in advance for your help.
>> Best regards,
>> Olivier de Broqueville.
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