[OS X TeX] problem using /opt/local instead of /usr/local/

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Thu Sep 11 11:52:47 EDT 2008

On 11 sep 2008, at 17:41, Christopher Brewster wrote:

> ps. Should someone note this and put it in an FAQ or something?

No, we should ask Google to remove all entries that point out .MacOSX/ 
environment.plist as an acceptable solution. All kidding aside, it is  
probably a good idea to put a prominent warning about .MacOSX/ 
environment.plist in the Wiki. In 10.5 there is no good reason to use  
it, even your ssh keys are properly shared without trickery by default.

Aside from that, a warning about altering the path to include items at  
the start, thus overriding default commands is a good thing as well.  
It is nice to have these tools available, but adding it at the start  
of the $PATH is a huge security risk, and one of the reasons I won't  
install either MacPorts or Fink.


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