[OS X TeX] iInstaller and manually installed components
maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Mon Nov 29 15:12:06 EST 2004
On 29 nov 2004, at 20:54, Google Kreme wrote:
> On Mon, 29 Nov 2004 20:23:12 +0100, Maarten Sneep
> <maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>> Be _very_ careful about the order in which you add them. Although Fink
>> advices to put it at the front of you path, I think you're way better
>> off by putting them at the end (minor security and major configuration
>> issues - especially wrt TeX).
> the trouble with placing it last is that some of the packages fink
> installs are in preference to ones that come with the system. Like ls
> for example.. placing it last means you would have to alias ls ot
> /sw/bin/ls for example.
That's another one: the 'ls' on Panther is the coloured version already.
to your .bashrc to get the colours, which - I think - is the most
to favour Fink's ls over the Apple supplied one.
> It is a problem though, because it shoud NOT be first, I agree.
I think one should have truly great arguments before replacing a system
utility. In the few cases where such a thing is needed, an alias can be
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