I have a Centos server that I tried to yum install git and git-core and all that and I just consistently got the error message that the git package wasn't found. So I installed it from source following all the instructions over at O'reilly.
When I ran all the commands, the screen looked appropriately busy and the verbose dialog pointed to the fact that an installation occurred in
usr/local/bin...but when I run git from the command line or
git --help, I get nothing. bash doesn't recognize it.
And why didn't yum find it and just save me the pain of the source install in the first place? Git and access control stuff has now occupied three weeks of my life I can never git back....