Conrad McGarry updated July 17, 2014 at 5:42 PM
- How do I get global paths to show up in X11? How do I get global paths to show up in X11?
Workaround for the 10.5 X11 Global Paths Issue
In Mac OS 10.5 custom global paths no longer automatically appear in X11. With a quick modification of your settings, this can be easily corrected.
Note: Paths set in your user profile are not effected by this bug.
- Open X11 (typically in /Applications/Utilities).
- Select "Customize" from the File menu.
- Append " -ls" to the command associated with Termnial so that it reads "xterm -ls".
- Click "Done."
- To confirm that X11 is now recieving paths properly, enter "echo $PATH" and verify that your custom paths are included in the result.
- The custom global paths will not immediately propogate to the terminal that appears whenever you first open X11. To make the paths available you'll either need to open a new terminal window (selecting Terminal from the X11 Application menu or Command-N), or by logging-in to your user account.