Slightly OT, but is someone working on the unrelated-to-X11 issue with
bash not sourcing .(bash_)profile in Leopard? Heck, just running
"bash --login" hangs forever.
Funny you should mention this. I don't ordinarily use bash, but I do
use the LaTeXiT program, which tends to hang in Leopard when it
attempts to compile code. After some poking around, I discovered that
it was compiling the code by execing a bash login shell to run the
commands it needed. This was the culprit.
For some reason, when bash is invoked in this manner, it calls the
path_helper script, which locks everything up. If you remove the call
to path_helper in /etc/profile, and set your path manually, you might
find that bash --login does not freeze.
Andrew J. Hesford <email@hidden>
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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