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

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at
Tue Mar 21 18:11:38 UTC 2017

On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 11:29 AM, Daniel J. Luke <dluke at> wrote:

> While I agree with you in principle (see list archives where I disagreed
> with adding this to the installer way back when it was first introduced) -
> Ryan is right that we used to get lots of support requests where people
> apparently weren't capable of reading the instructions and updating their
> $PATH themselves.

Never assume people will read instructions. How often do we get people who
cut and paste the boilerplate at the end of a failed build that tells them
to check the build log, and mail it here asking what they should do?

brandon s allbery kf8nh                               sine nomine associates
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