[Pythonmac-SIG] Altering .profile during installation--a question

Russell E. Owen rowen at cesmail.net
Thu Jun 22 23:39:40 CEST 2006


As was recently discussed the 2.5b1 installer modifies .profile to put 
the framework python's bin directory on the path.

But...what happens if one runs the installer again, or installs a later 
python. Does it somehow realize modification has already been done and 
need not be done again?

If it realizes the modification has been done, how does it do that?

(In particular, I have my .bash_profile put the following on my PATH:
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/Current/bin
Will the installer see that on PATH and realize I don't need .profile 
mucked with?)

-- Russell



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