carrotcake carrotcake - 2 months ago 35
Git Question

How to install Git 2.11 from Source on mac

I've tried to install the newest version of git from the source but with no success. My current version is 2.10 and I installed it with

sudo port install git

What I've been trying so far:

git clone

into my Documents folder. Then:

make prefix=/usr profile
make prefix=/usr PROFILE=BUILD install

That's an error I get:

ld: library not found for -lgcov
clang: error: linker command failed with exit code 1 (use -v to see invocation)
make[1]: *** [git-credential-store] Error 1
make: *** [profile] Error 2

But there's no errors when I use:

make install

But I recon there's more to it than jus simply going
make install


first uninstall your Git then

use homebrew to install the latest version of Git

brew update
brew install git

restart your terminal

;) Congrats you have the latest Git version