bash_profile causing problems

Jurgen Sidgman sidgman at
Thu Feb 18 07:37:54 PST 2010


Thank you so much. Appending the line you suggested the problem was solved immediately.

Thanks too to all of you who replied to my question.


On Feb 17, 2010, at 12:50 PM, M A wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 11:32 AM, Jurgen Sidgman <sidgman at> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Does any one know why the following lines in my .bash_profile would impair the functioning of ports?
>> export CLICOLOR=1
>> export LSCOLORS=ExFxCxDxBxegedabagacad
>> I just created the bash_profile to give some coloring to my shell. I used only the lines above. Immediately my macports installation failed with no command found. None of my ports worked anymore. I move the bash_profile to my desktop and immediately ports began working again. By the way, the man pages stopped working too. I try fixing this using unset MANPATH but this solution did not work either.
>> What is that my bash_profile should say to have ports working with the lines above?
> Append:
> source .profile
> to your .bash_profile (or append "source .bashrc" if you have your
> paths and such in
> .bashrc instead of in .profile).
> Mark A

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