Changeset 36803 for trunk/doc-new


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Timestamp:
May 15, 2008, 1:24:38 AM (11 years ago)
Author:
markd@…
Message:

Reference binpath in the install section to clearly distinguish it from $PATH,
but warn people against using it.

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  • trunk/doc-new/guide/xml/installing.xml

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    298298        platform or environment that appends the MacPorts file paths in front
    299299        of the default file paths so MacPorts libraries will take precedence
    300         over vendor-supplied libraries.</para>
     300        over vendor-supplied libraries for ported software at runtime.</para>
    301301
    302302        <programlisting>export PATH=/opt/local/bin:/opt/local/sbin:$PATH</programlisting>
     303
     304        <note>
     305          <para>The user environment's $PATH affects ported software at
     306          runtime, i. e. after port installation, because the $PATH is
     307          scrubbed before a port is installed. To change the search path for
     308          locating system executables (rsync, tar, etc.) during port
     309          installation, see the <link
     310          linkend="internals.configuration-files.macports-conf">macports.conf</link>
     311          file variable <varname>binpath</varname>, though changing this
     312          variable is not generally needed or recomended, and for advanced
     313          users only.</para>
     314        </note>
    303315      </listitem>
    304316
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