Prevent MacPorts editing .bash_profile over and over again...

Barry Scott barry at
Sun Feb 5 11:03:17 UTC 2017

> On 4 Feb 2017, at 18:53, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 8:09 PM, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at <mailto:ryandesign at>> wrote:
> > It depends on the order in your /etc/paths. If I put it first, it is first. The advantage of /etc/paths is it is applied even to the graphical environment, not just when running a login shell.
> Oh, I was thinking of /etc/paths.d
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> Right. The problem with /etc/paths is Apple can and will (or at least used to, and I would not trust it) smack it back to their default whenever they feel like.

Editing a system wide setting would have to come with a option to disable it.

The side effects on server process could be break them.

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