If running certain commands from SmartGit fails, which work when running from command line, this is usually caused by a different PATH environment of SmartGit. This happens e.g. when extending the PATH in files like ~/.bash_profile, ~/.bash_login, and ~/.profile. Because SmartGit is not starting an interactive shell, these files won't be processed. The solution is to specify the PATH either in a file which will be processed by the system when starting SmartGit (for OSX, see this Stackoverflow answer) or by adding PATH= to smartgit.vmoptions, see here.

Typical failures: