Mac OS X

Ian Crowther edited this page Oct 14, 2013 · 13 revisions

Installing on Mac OS X


If you're using homebrew, it's simple:

$ brew install git-flow


If you're using MacPorts, it's simple, too:

$ port install git-flow

If you run into problems due to Xcode 4.2 upgrades & MacPorts 2.04 with the expat dependency not installing then simply use the workaround specified in like so:

$ sudo port install expat
--->  Configuring expat
Error: Target org.macports.configure returned: configure failure: shell command failed (see log for details)
Log for expat is at: /opt/local/var/macports/logs/_opt_local_var_macports_sources_rsync.macports.org_release_tarballs_ports_textproc_expat/expat/main.log
Error: Status 1 encountered during processing.
To report a bug, see <>

$ sudo port clean expat
--->  Cleaning expat
$ sudo port install expat configure.compiler=llvm-gcc-4.2
--->  Fetching archive for expat
--->  Attempting to fetch expat-2.1.0_0.darwin_11.x86_64.tbz2 from
--->  Attempting to fetch expat-2.1.0_0.darwin_11.x86_64.tbz2.rmd160 from
--->  Installing expat @2.1.0_0
--->  Activating expat @2.1.0_0
--->  Cleaning expat 

$ port install git-flow


Even using wget its a one line effort.

wget --no-check-certificate -q -O - | sudo bash


wget: command not found? curl is only two lines.

curl -L -O
sudo bash