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On Mac OS x 10.6.6 I have git installed in /usr/bin/ I wanted to update the git version however the git installer puts it in /usr/local/git/bin/

I realise I could rearrange to path to point to the local one first, but what I do not get is where the /usr/bin/git version came from.

Could it be part of an xcode install and lastly how would I delete it correctly? I have looked and looked but find nothing, and I didn't install it with ports etc. thanks

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Try pkgutil --file-info /usr/bin/git to see if the system knows where it came from. But my guess is something other than XCode or an Apple package (unless you just installed XCode 4; I have no idea about it) put it there and you should just remove it.

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I did install xcode 4 and thats what makes me wonder as it is on the MacBook too in the same place. path: /usr/bin/git pkgid: com.apple.pkg.GitLeo pkg-version: 4.0.0.9000000000.1.1248867338 install-time: 1299573884 uid: 0 gid: 0 mode: 755 So it looks like Apple I guess. –  MarkBTomlinson Mar 18 '11 at 9:07
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I too installed Xcode 4 on a new MacBook pro yesterday and now I have git 1.7.3.4 installed in /usr/bin/ and I have git 1.7.4.1 installed by Homebrew in /usr/local/bin/. My best guess is that Xcode 4 installs git in /usr/bin/. I opened a StackOverflow question to ask if Xcode 4 installs git. stackoverflow.com/q/5364340/95592 –  Matthew Rankin Mar 19 '11 at 19:35
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@Matthew: @zcreem's pkgutil output leaves no doubt about it, it's part of XCode 4. –  geekosaur Mar 19 '11 at 19:38
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Is it really that difficult for Apple to keep everything it installs together? What's wrong with just having all of XCode in /Developer? –  klynch Apr 19 '11 at 11:53

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