The other day I wanted to install the hot new SCM git – and an easy way to do this is using MacPorts.

So I opened up the terminal and banged out:

sudo port install git-core
It chugged away installing nicely until it tried to install rsync as a dependency:

--->  Attempting to fetch rsync-2.6.9.tar.gz from
 http://svn.macports.org/repository/macports/downloads/rsync
Error: Target org.macports.fetch returned: fetch failed
Error: Status 1 encountered during processing.

I fixed this by running the selfupdate command for MacPorts

sudo port selfupdate

After that the git installation worked fine.

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