[OS X Emacs] spell checking - once more

Jochen Küpper jochen at fhi-berlin.mpg.de
Mon Jan 14 03:20:40 EST 2008

On 14.01.2008, at 08:58, Alex Hamann wrote:

> The reason is simply that I ran into a posting on another mailing- 
> list that made me notice that  MacPorts creates a ~/.profile upon  
> install, to add /opt/local/bin and /opt/local/sbin *before* the OS X  
> defaults /usr/bin and /usr/sbin in $PATH.

While I do not see the problem here...

You can simply change that by opening the configuration file in an  
editor and change the PATH to whatever you want... You can even leae  
MacPorts $prefix completely out and always call the programs  
specifying the complete path, if you consider that useful.

> I want to investigate deeper wether I find this behaviour of  
> modifying OS X instead of adding to it concerning

This is definitely a wrong picture you have here.
   a) This behaviour is common on Un*x system and not considered  
modifying the OS.
   b) This setting is only for shells.
   c) You can still always call the original OS tool y specifying the  
   d) It is very easy to change the PAH to whatever you want.

MacPorts is simply providing a default setting. The one which is most  
appropriate for the average system/user...

> alex (who is still hoping for a hint regarding his original  
> problem :-)

Use MacPorts' aspell!   ;-)

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