Problem fetching with git in MacPorts

Robert Kennedy amtor at
Wed May 17 12:04:19 UTC 2023

Thanks Joshua.  That was exactly what was needed.

Perhaps a ticket should be created recommending that "git.cmd"​ be added to the MacPorts Guide.

From: Joshua Root <jmr at>
Sent: May 17, 2023 4:47 AM
To: Robert Kennedy <amtor at>; MacPorts Development <macports-dev at>
Subject: Re: Problem fetching with git in MacPorts

On 17/5/2023 07:44, Robert Kennedy wrote:
> I am unable to fetch a file in a git repo using MacPorts.  I get an SSL
> expired error.
>     fatal: unable to access
>     '': *SSL
>     certificate problem: certificate has expired*
>     *Command failed: /usr/bin/git clone* --progress --depth=1
>     /opt/local/var/macports/build/_Users_grinch_Development_MacPorts_local-repo_ports_devel_smake/smake/work/schilytools-2023-04-19 2>&
>     Exit code: 128
> Please note that MacPorts is trying to use "*/usr/bin/git*" which is
> OLD.  I can fetch the archive in the Terminal using the recent version
> of git installed by MacPorts at "*/opt/local/bin/git*".
> "*/opt/local/bin/git*" is also in my $PATH.  When I run "*which git*", I
> get "*/opt/local/bin/git*".
> If there a config setting in MacPorts to tell it to use git located at
> "/opt/local/bin/git"?

The Portfile option is 'git.cmd'.

- Josh
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