[texhax] Do not symlink when installing TeXLive 2008 on K/Ubuntu Intrepid or Debian systems

Andy Farnell padawan12 at obiwannabe.co.uk
Sat Feb 28 23:49:02 CET 2009

On Sat, 28 Feb 2009 16:16:05 -0500
Sean Sieger <sean.sieger at gmail.com> wrote:

>  And do I export paths in both .profile and .bashrc?

.profile is used when you log in, .bashrc is exectuted
if another bash shell is started. Usually both are run when
you login. Having paths redundantly added in both
will cause no harm. Having it only in .profile may
not work if you log in as someone else. Having it in
.bashrc would fail if you used a different shell.
So, simple answer, it doesn't hurt to use both, but
technically only one will suffice.

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