Note: These instructions are for Mac OS 10.4. I don’t know if they’ll work with Leopard.
Installing git is easy, just compile from the source. Git svn is harder to install because it is a bunch of perl scripts that needs the svn perl bindings (it comes with git btw). Here are the steps I recommend to make sure everything works.
First, we’ll install git using Macports. This will take care of installing all the required perl libraries:
$ sudo port install git-core +svn
However, macports installs a slightly old version of git. So I suggest downloading the latest and compiling from source.
$ sudo make install # Note: watch out for the way your PATH is setup # to make sure you are using this new git version # instead of the macports version $ git --version
Now if you try to run git svn, you might get an error about it not finding SVN/Core.pm. That means your version of subversion does not include the perl bindings (which is the standard if you installed svn with macports). I suggest you install subversion from this package that includes the language bindings. Now you need to add this to your ~/.profile:
Everything should work. Now it’s time to import your svn repositories and enjoy git.
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