Can't do anything in Terminal Due To Macports Installer Never Quitting

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at
Mon Mar 25 06:49:05 PDT 2013

On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 3:33 AM, Scott Clausen <scottclausen at> wrote:

> Hello,
> After a recent update of Macports I now have the following constantly
> running in Mountain Lion terminal:
> # MacPorts Installer addition on 2009-11-22_at_17:22:04: adding an
> appropriate PATH variable for use with MacPorts.
> export
> PATH=/opt/local/bin:/opt/local/sbin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin
> # Finished adapting your PATH environment variable for use with MacPorts.
> # export PATH=/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin
> # export PATH=usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/mysql/
> ~
> # Setting PATH for MacPython 2.6
> # The orginal version is saved in .bash_profile.pysave
> PATH=/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin
> export PATH

This sounds like you had something interesting in your .profile and the
macports installer didn't understand it.
(Specifically, a loop cat-ing a here document comes to mind, but there are
other possibilities.)

If you're okay with pastebinning your .porfile (or .bash_profile if that's
what you have) somewhere then someone can look it over and see what went

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