[OS X Emacs] spell checking - once more

Alex Hamann Alexander.Hamann at stud-mail.uni-wuerzburg.de
Tue Jan 15 04:41:53 EST 2008

Am 14.01.2008 um 09:20 schrieb Jochen Küpper:

> 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.
while I still have not looked further into this, the problem the OP  
who got me on this track had with macport's behaviour was that by  
putting its own bin directories before and not after Mac OS X' own  
bin directories it does indeed more than just add stuff. Anyways, I  
see your point.
>   b) This setting is only for shells.
>   c) You can still always call the original OS tool y specifying  
> the PATH.
>   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!   ;-)

... in the end this might even be the thing I'll be doing since the  
other hints I got are way beyond my capabilities at this point.

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> Jochen
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