.MacOSX Environments Ignored under Mountain Lion

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Scott Blystone

27 Jul, 2012 02:23 PM

For quite some time I have been using an alternate home directory for my GPG keyrings and configuring this with the environment.plist file under the .MacOSX directory in my user folder. This has always worked before, but Mountain Lion seems to be completely ignoring any environment variables set in this way. Has anyone else noticed this? Thanks!

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 27 Jul, 2012 07:35 PM

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    Hey Scott, does this link help?

    Cheers, steve

  2. 2 Posted by Scott Blystone on 27 Jul, 2012 08:21 PM

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    Hi Steve,

    Thanks! Yes, it does help in at least one way. I had a sneaking suspicion that something major had changed under Mountain Lion. This explains what's going on, but I think it's a louse choice on Apple's part. It works for packages files but apparently not for stand-alone binary files. I resorted to creating a symbolic link to "fudge" it, and this seems to work.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 27 Jul, 2012 09:43 PM

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    Glad this did indeed shed some light into the problem.

    If you run into further issues, feel free to open a new discussion. Closing this one.

    All the best :)

  4. Steve closed this discussion on 27 Jul, 2012 09:43 PM.

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