Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Git And SVN on Mac OS X

I have an old Macbook 2,1 2Ghz Core 2 Duo with 1GB Ram. The OS is Mac OS X 10.4.11 (Tiger). Really trying to upgrade to a later version thus I can start developing for the iPhone platform. But so far the DVDs I have collected wont let it install them. Maybe its Super Drive has a little problem. Anyways, for that reason I'll have to reside with Tiger for a bit and have to try the legacy ways to install softwares on it.

For my professional works I need Git and SVN as daily tools. There are so many solutions for mac. Some are paid and some are Free OSS. I love to use the free and OSS types. I tried to install the SVN and Git but found that macports was not installed.

So, http://code.google.com/p/git-osx-installer/ is my choice.

Before this I have installed the macports using http://distfiles.macports.org/MacPorts/MacPorts-1.9.1-10.4-Tiger.dmg

[Moments ago I just found this: http://guide.macports.org/#installing worth looking at!]

But one problem occurs!

When I enter at terminal the following and hit return:

sudo port -v selfupdate

I get this error message: port: command not found!

Man, how come its possible? I have just installed it.
Sometimes, acting like a dumb helps you a lot! I just googled the error message to see if anyone exactly had fallen in such problem. Yes! a lot.

So the blog says, I gotta edit the .bash_profile file and paste in the following codes in.
export PATH=$PATH:/opt/local/bin
export MANPATH=$MANPATH:/opt/local/share/man
export INFOPATH=$INFOPATH:/opt/local/share/info

I did so and saved that file. If you are a newbie(dont be ashamed! everybody is at first :)) then you might wonder how to edit the file?

Just open up terminal and type:
sudo nano .bash_profile
paste in the codes above and press ctrl+x so it would save the file.

Yet after I saved it, the port: command not found error was still the case! So, I read the comments at that post. At one place it said you gotta close the terminal after saving. So the .bash_profile gets reloaded :) Yeah thats the idea you just showing the bash that you have macports executables installed somewhere.

So, now its time to update port.
sudo port -d selfupdate

Yes it upgraded it successfully! :)

Now its time to install the git but at http://code.google.com/p/git-osx-installer/ page there's no Tiger compatible installer. What to do?

sudo port install git-core +svn

hitting return after entering the above at terminal would produce the following output:
---> Computing dependencies for git-core
---> Dependencies to be installed: curl curl-ca-bundle perl5 perl5.8 libidn gettext expat libiconv gperf ncurses ncursesw openssl zlib pkgconfig p5-error p5-libwww-perl p5-compress-raw-zlib p5-crypt-ssleay p5-html-parser p5-html-tagset p5-io-compress p5-compress-raw-bzip2 p5-uri p5-svn-simple subversion-perlbindings apr apr-util db46 sqlite3 readline cyrus-sasl2 neon serf subversion p5-term-readkey rsync popt

And it will continue to show more and more outputs of the installation process.

It will install git and svn together. But the process will take a long time. Make sure you have highspeed line before applying this command at the terminal.

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