[chuck-users] (chimera) unleashed!

Kassen signal.automatique at gmail.com
Sat Aug 25 13:15:49 EDT 2012

On Sat, Aug 25, 2012 at 07:03:42PM +0200, Hans Aberg wrote:
> Of course, one can set ones own PATH, especially since the system PATH has the wrong order: /usr/local/bin/ should normally be ahead of the system installation objects, so you get the latest version when installing duplicates.

Yes, I agree.

> I haven't see that, but for the program Terminal, one should set in .profile, whereas for X11 and xterm in .bashrc. So my .bashrc contains
>   source ~/.profile

I think Linux will typically respect both (I forgot the order), and
not just in X11, the TTY's read it too, at login.

Anyway, where it goes wrong (IMHO) is if you have a directory like
~/scripts In that case you'd put that in your path, perhaps even at
the beginning. From memory; if you put a custom version of ChucK there
for testing then "which chuck" -on OSX- will return /usr/bin/chuck
while executing "chuck" will ~/scripts/chuck

That, needless to say, can cause confusion, though admittedly it is
a independent issue from the one you are addressing.

> I have users in mind that we on occasion have seen here who know very little about UNIX and POSIX. If they have pre-10.7, it is easiest for them to use /usr/bin/.

I agree, and I think that should be done by the makefile. What could
be considered is the makefile reading the system path and if
/usr/local/bin is in it (likely indicating ISX 10.7 or later) put it
there, otherwise in /usr/bin like it used to be.

That'd be correct in all cases I can think of without breaking old


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