MAMP installation fails over libxml on MacBook

Elise van Looij evlooij at
Thu Mar 22 09:30:25 PDT 2007

Op 12-mrt-2007, om 21:52 heeft Ryan Schmidt het volgende geschreven:

> On Mar 10, 2007, at 06:26, Elise van Looij wrote:
>> PATH=/opt/local/lib/mysql5/bin/mysql:/opt/local/bin/mysql5:/usr/ 
>> local/mysql/bin:/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/opt/local/bin:/opt/ 
>> local/lib/mysql5/bin/mysqladmin:/opt/local/lib/mysql5/bin/mysql
> My understanding of PATH is that it defines directories in which  
> binaries are looked for. Therefore "/opt/local/lib/mysql5/bin/ 
> mysql" is useless since that is a file, not a directory. Same goes  
> for "/opt/local/lib/mysql5/bin/mysqladmin" and the second "/opt/ 
> local/lib/mysql5/bin/mysql".
> I personally prefer to place the /opt directories before the  
> system's /usr and /bin directories in the path, so that if I  
> install newer versions of something using MacPorts which the OS  
> already provided older versions of, the new versions get used when  
> I ask for them, not the old ones.
> My path, for your info and for comparison, is "/Users/rschmidt/bin:/ 
> opt/local/bin:/opt/local/sbin:/opt/local/lib/mysql5/bin:/usr/local/ 
> bin:/usr/local/sbin:/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin".

I hope you'll permit another stupid question. I can only find  
instructions on how to add to my existing path, but not how to  
replace it (my 3rd edition of Unix for Dummies, though usually  
excellent at this kind of thing, falls short here). Should I type  
into my Terminal:

sudo pico ~/.profile

and then



Elise van Looij

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