could not find any SCM named `git’

Attempting to deploy code to my hostingrails account configured with Git and FastCGI, I ran into the following error when running cap deploy:check

could not find any SCM named `git’

This message was particularly confusing as I had access to git from both my remote hosting rails machine and my local machine.

The resolution was to upgrade my Mac OSX version of capistrano from 2.0 to 2.5 via gem update capistrano

That got me up and running … although still has me a bit puzzled about the previous error.