[chuck-users] (chimera) unleashed!

Kassen signal.automatique at gmail.com
Sat Aug 25 12:42:08 EDT 2012

On Sat, Aug 25, 2012 at 06:30:34PM +0200, Hans Aberg wrote:
> On 25 Aug 2012, at 02:14, Spencer Salazar wrote:
> > chuck- (chimera) is available:
> On Mac OS X 10.7 and later, the system defined PATH includes /usr/local/bin/, which is where non-system installed binaries normally are put.

That makes sense for cleanliness, but what is the chance of people
running a older version? 

Last time I checked OSX had some unexpected behaviour (for me) in that
the "which" command follows the system path and not the user's. This
can lead to "which" reporting a location for a binary that might not
be the version that will get executed when the command is invoked.
Might be a BSD standard with solid reasoning behind it, but from my
perspective this looks potentially confusing and so I'd rather stick
to what we can be sure is the system path.

I agree with you that ideally /usr/bin is not the place where we should
be if /usr/local/bin is a option, but I could see this breaking pre 10.7
configurations in ways OSX users may not be accustomed to fixing.


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