Bug 3621 - Installer should use /etc/paths.d, not /usr/bin symlinks
Summary: Installer should use /etc/paths.d, not /usr/bin symlinks
Alias: None
Product: Runtime
Classification: Mono
Component: packaging ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Alexis Christoforides
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-02-23 18:42 UTC by adam.lickel
Modified: 2016-07-25 17:26 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description adam.lickel 2012-02-23 18:42:48 UTC
The Mono framework should add an entry to /etc/paths.d with a value of:

This will allow the man pages and command line tools to work, without polluting /usr/bin.

If that's not desirable, symlinks in /usr/local/bin would be more appropriate.
/usr/local is already part of the user's PATH.
Comment 1 Miguel de Icaza [MSFT] 2012-09-02 13:34:33 UTC
Duncan, this is a good suggestion for our OSX packages.

Let us take a look at this for the 2.11 version
Comment 2 Rodrigo Kumpera 2016-04-19 08:24:38 UTC

Assigning this one to you.
Comment 3 Alexis Christoforides 2016-07-25 17:26:25 UTC
Released packages from 4.4.1 on use the /etc/paths.d method.