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

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Thu Jun 22 23:50:33 CEST 2006


On Jun 22, 2006, at 2:39 PM, Russell E. Owen wrote:

> 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?)

I think it may add it again, but that's harmless.

-bob



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