Getting git-svn to run on OS X

I've been gitting into git (clever, I know) lately, so I was trying to migrate my git commits for a project back into an existing subversion repository - another post coming on that later.

When trying to run git-svn to import my subversion repository into git I got the following error, followed by a Perl stack trace:

Can't locate Term/

A couple of installs got this working, read on...

Install Term::ReadKey

To install Term::ReadKey, fire up a terminal and type (you may need to sudo):

$> perl -MCPAN -e shell
cpan> install Term::ReadKey

After a bunch of output I got the error message:

Writing Makefile for Term::ReadKey
    -- NOT OK
Running make test
  Can't test without successful make
Running make install
  make had returned bad status, install seems impossible

I tried to see what was wrong with the Makefile by trying to run make in the TermKey folder:

~/.cpan/build/TermReadKey-2.30 $> make
-bash: make: command not found

Interesting, didn't realize OS X came preinstalled with things like perl but not make.

Getting make on OS X

I'm sure there's an easier way to just get make on OS X, but I'm still new to my mac, so I wanted to install something supported by Apple instead of getting into stuff like ports. After searching around on the Developer center I found that XCode includes make.

After signing up for a free developer account and installing XCode, I now had make.

Installing Term::ReadKey - round 2

Let's try this again...

$> perl -MCPAN -e shell
cpan> install Term::ReadKey

CPAN: Storable loaded ok
Going to read /Users/greg/.cpan/Metadata
  Database was generated on Wed, 10 Dec 2008 11:26:54 GMT
Term::ReadKey is up to date.

Hurray! Now git-svn is working on OS X.

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