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I'm trying to get started using Git for Mac, but I receive an error when I try to run the program. I'm new to GitHub and relatively new to Mac.

First, I installed Git using the downloadable .dmg file named "git-1.7.12.3-intel-universal-snow-leopard". I ran the .pkg file contained therein and the install seemed to work fine. I'm using a new macbook pro w/ retina. Then I downloaded the Github for Mac installer, "mac_GitHub for Mac 69.zip". When I double-click the file, it shows that there is a single file of type "Application". Double-clicking that application file produces the error: "GitHub cannot be opened because of a problem". Here are the partial details of that error:

Application Specific Information:
dyld: launch, loading dependent libraries

Dyld Error Message:
  Library not loaded: @executable_path/../Frameworks/Rebel.framework/Rebel
  Referenced from: /Applications/GitHub.app/Contents/MacOS/GitHub
  Reason: no suitable image found.  Did find:
    /Applications/GitHub.app/Contents/MacOS/../Frameworks/Rebel.framework/Rebel: file too short
    /Applications/GitHub.app/Contents/MacOS/../Frameworks/Rebel.framework/Rebel: file too short
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Try to drag and drop this application to your application folder and then run it. –  michael Oct 18 '12 at 8:38
    
I did try that with the same result. –  betitall Oct 18 '12 at 8:42
    
Try contacting Github support? –  deceze Oct 18 '12 at 8:56
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I've emailed them. I'll post the response when I receive it. I was hoping it was a simple mistake on my part. –  betitall Oct 18 '12 at 9:04
    
What version of OS X are you using? git has come with OS X since at least 10.7 (Lion). –  bahamat Oct 18 '12 at 18:36
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Unzip the .zip file using 'unzip' utility on your mac. That worked for me. I ran into this issue when I used other tools to unzip the downloaded mac_GitHub file.

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