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GNUsoft OSX pkgs
Authored by: osxpounder on Nov 12, '02 03:02:57PM

Well, I thought I'd be able to answer your question after trying out the downloadable OSX pkg, but .... after installing [with no error messages], I find no evidence of joe anywhere. It doesn't run [nor does "man joe"], it doesn't turn up in file searches .... I installed again to see if there was something I'd missed, like a warning to log out after installing, but found no reason why joe shouldn't install.

So much for the ease of OSX packages.

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GNUsoft OSX pkgs
Authored by: osxpounder on Nov 12, '02 04:09:21PM

Whoops, found joe.

Joe installed into /usr/local/bin .... in order to run it, I can specify it directly:


and I suppose I could look up how to append /usr/local/bin to my path so that I could just type "joe" .... but I still don't know how to get "man joe" to work.

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Authored by: soulrider2k on Nov 12, '02 04:23:01PM

for tcsh users :-)

Add the following to your ~/.tcshrc

setenv PATH "${PATH}:/usr/local/bin"
setenv MANPATH "${MANPATH}:/usr/local/man"

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Authored by: osxpounder on Nov 14, '02 12:55:09PM

Thanks, soulrider2k. I pasted both those lines into my ~/.tcshrc file. Now joe works and his man page comes up, but when I log in, I see:

MANPATH: Undefined variable.

So apparently when I log in, there is no MANPATH variable set initially, and .tcshrc expects there to already be one?

Is that a prob I should worry about? I.e., is this "MANPATH: Undefined variable." a bad thing?


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