macports installation vs 10.5.1/Xcode 3.0?

Rainer Müller raimue at
Thu Feb 7 08:23:43 PST 2008

Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> On Feb 6, 2008, at 18:47, Jeffrey Goldberg wrote:
>> Ah.  I don't know what the "right" way of doing things is, but after 
>> poking around I added a file, /etc/manpaths.d/Macports the contents of 
>> which are
>>  /opt/local/share/man
>> which seemed to solve that problem for me.
>> Would that be a better approach than trying to edit one user's .profile ?
> That discussion has also already been had at length on the list. I 
> believe that strategy is being looked at in MacPorts trunk.

Paths in /etc/manpaths.d and /etc/paths.d are always added at the end of 
   MANPATH and PATH. Therefore, installs by MacPorts will not override 
the default Mac OS X installation. As it is not possible to prepend new 
paths, this option is rather useless for us.


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