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Re: Is support for 10.8 dropped?




Hi, Eric,

On Thu, Apr 5, 2018 at 5:46 PM, Eric Sunshine <sunshine@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 5, 2018 at 3:48 PM, Igor Korot <ikorot01@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Is support for 10.8 dropped?
>
> Until about a year ago, I was still periodically building Git from
> source on MacOS 10.5, and there hasn't been any outright effort to
> drop support for older MacOS, so I expect that 10.8 is still supported
> by the Git project itself.

This is promising...

>
> However, whether various packagers of (pre-built) Git support 10.8 is
> a different matter.
>
>> dyld: lazy symbol binding failed: Symbol not found: ___strlcpy_chk
>>   Referenced from: /usr/local/git/libexec/git-core/git
>>   Expected in: /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib
>> dyld: Symbol not found: ___strlcpy_chk
>>   Referenced from: /usr/local/git/libexec/git-core/git
>>   Expected in: /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib
>>
>> Now my question is - how I can upgrade the git console client for my
>> OSX version?
>> It looks like all installers are written for 10.9+ and the only way to
>> work it is to update the OS?
>>
>> Is there a version of the git console app for OSX 10.8?
>
> It's not clear what installer you used? Was it the package from
> git-scm? Was it from Homebrew?

I just tried the git-scm installer and got exactly the same error
during the runtime.

>
> I would guess that, even if the git-scm installer no longer supports
> 10.8, it is likely that Homebrew does. Have you tried it?

I don't want to pollute my system with Homebrew.

>
> If both those options fail, you can always build from source.

Where do I get the soure code? And how do I build it?
I guess I have only one option left. ;-)

Thank you.